Menna RichardsOBE was the Controller of BBC Cymru Wales from February 2000 to February 2011.
Her start in broadcasting was as a reporter and producer for HTV Wales in the current affairs department. She rose to become managing director of HTV Wales, before the company was taken over by United News & Media.
It was revealed as part of the BBC's open policy in November 2009, that Richards salary per annum to August 2009 was £185,000, with total remuneration of £192,800.
She was married to the TV presenter Patrick Hannan, who died in 2009 after a short illness.