John Walter Jones (Wales)
Early life and education
He worked as a civil servant between 1971 ac 1988, in the Welsh Office in Cardiff and London, where he was a private secretary to three Welsh Office Ministers.
In 1981 John was responsible for setting up the Government's first ever grants regime in support of the Welsh Language and in 1988 he was seconded to establish the non-statutory Welsh Language Board. He became the first Chief Executive of the statutory Welsh Language Board in 1993.
Jones retired from the Welsh Language Board in 2004, and that year he was ordained to the Order of the Bards at the National Eisteddfod in Newport. He also received an OBE for services to the Welsh language in the same year.
In April 2006, he was appointed Chairman of Welsh-language television channel S4C. He retired early in December 2010 in controversial circumstances as he had intended to remain in his post until Spring 2011.
He is married to Gaynor. They had one daughter, Beca who died aged 32 in 2010.
- Companies House - director; Retrieved 14 January 2016
- Trewyn, Hywel (1 April 2006). "11 % more viewers turned on by S4C; Welsh station bucks a trend.". Liverpool Daily Post (HighBeam). Retrieved 13 March 2010.
- Cyfweliad John Walter Jones ar Beti a'i Phobol; Retrieved 2015-11-30
- S4C chair John Walter Jones steps down from the post; Retrieved 2015-11-30
- Cyn bennaeth Bwrdd Iaith ar Radio Cymru; Retrieved on 2015-11-30
- Dewi Llwyd radio programme blog; Retrieved 2015-11-30
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