The DCMS has announced that Michael Plaut has been appointed to the BBC Board as the Nations Director for Wales.

Plaut is a former Chair of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Wales, he is Chair of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and a Governor of the University of South Wales.

He was awarded an OBE for services to business and entrepreneurship.

He will take up his post on 1 June 2024 and will serve a four-year term.

Samir Shah, BBC Chair, says: “I’m thrilled to welcome Michael Plaut to the Board. His experience across business, governance and the arts in Wales will make him a valuable addition, and I look forward to working with him.”

The BBC Board consists of 14 members, including the Chair. Four non-executive members are appointed by the UK Government to represent each of the nations of the UK.

The BBC appoints a further five non-executive members and the four BBC executives including the BBC Director-General, Tim Davie.

The Board is responsible for ensuring the BBC fulfils its mission and public purposes as set out in the Charter.

Jon Creamer

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