Press release on behalf of the Creative North Wales network: New Chair for Creative North Wales network

Date 16/11/2017

Creative North Wales, the network which acts as the voice of the Digital-Creative Industries in north Wales, has elected a new Chair. 

The role, which was previously held by former Assembly Member Gareth Jones, has been taken over by Garffild Lloyd Lewis. Mr Lewis has held a number of senior positions across the BBC and S4C, including many years as S4C’s Partnerships and Communications Director. He also served as Deputy Chair for the Board of the Celtic Media Festival. He now serves as a County Councillor in Conwy, where he holds the Cabinet’s portfolio for Education and Skills.

Creative North Wales (formerly known as C6) was formed in 2012 in the absence of a body to represent the digital-creative sector across the region and is supported by all six of north Wales’ local authorities.

The regional network has 5 key aims:

-       To be a strong voice to represent the area’s digital-creative industries

-       To provide a forum to lobby policy makers

-       To promote collaboration amongst local and regional sectors

-       To share good practice and collaborate on activities and projects

-       To identify the industries’ training and skills needs across north Wales

On his appointment, Garffild Lloyd Lewis said: “I am delighted to be taking over in this role – I represented S4C on the network’s Steering Group when it was first established and have followed its development with interest.

“I hope that I can use my industry knowledge to continue the work of Creative North Wales in ensuring that the full extent and potential of the creative industry in north Wales is clear to policymakers, and to the wider industry, across the Cultural Corridor from Ireland to Salford Quays, and beyond.”

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PHOTOGRAPH: Garffild Lloyd Lewis, the new Chair of the Creative North Wales network