Goronwy Daniel

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Sir Goronwy Hopkin Daniel KCVO (March 21, 1914 – January 17, 2003) was a Welsh academic and civil servant.

Born at Ystradgynlais, Powys, Wales, Daniel was educated at University of Wales, Aberystwyth, where he gained a first-class degree, and obtained a D.Phil. from Jesus College, Oxford. He joined the civil service in 1943, rising to Chief Statistician in the Ministry of Fuel and Power and eventually to Permanent Under-Secretary at the Welsh Office when it was set up in 1964. In 1969 he returned to Aberystwyth to become Principal of the University College of Wales, and was knighted the same year. He held the post for ten years. In 1982 he was appointed Chairman of the Welsh Fourth Channel Authority, having been one of the prime movers in its creation.

Offices held[edit]

Academic offices
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Parry
Principal of the University College of Wales Aberystwyth
Succeeded by
Gareth Owen