Whisper Cymru has hired BAFTA award-winning producer Siôn Jones as Executive Producer.
Jones has over twenty years experience as a sport producer and multi-cam director and has produced sport documentaries including Gareth Bale: The Real Deal, a documentary for BBC Sport following the footballer’s world record transfer move to Real Madrid, Bluebirds and Swans: The South Wales Derby for BBC Sport, a story on Cardiff City and Swansea City’s rivalry and journey to the Premier League as well as the BAFTA Cymru award-winning documentary Sport Wales: A tribute to Gary Speed.
Jones was London Olympics’ football director for the Olympic Broadcasting Service, covering 11 football matches from London 2012 including the first event shown worldwide from the Games (Team GB v New Zealand).
He’s also worked as multi-camera court director at Wimbledon for BBC Sport, match director for Match of the Day in addition to producing BBC Wales’ television output from the Euro 2016 football championships.
he joins from BBC Wales Sport to work on Whisper Cymru’s growing portfolio, as well as developing broadcast talent in live, digital and sport documentaries.
Commenting on his appointment Siôn Jones said; “Whisper Cymru is a thriving company working on a number of very exciting projects. I’m very much looking forward to the next challenge in my career and working with Carys Owens and the team to help grow the company.”
Carys Owens, Whisper Cymru Managing Director, said; “We are delighted to be able to add someone of Siôn’s experience to the Whisper Cymru team. A highly skilled and experienced producer and director, Siôn has worked on some of the biggest sporting events over the last twenty years and will be a valuable asset to our team in Wales.”
Whisper CEO Sunil Patel commented: “Siôn is a brilliant addition to both the Cymru team and wider group. Whisper Cymru’s growth has been consistent and impressive and it continues to invest in local talent and facilities. The Welsh team is intrinsic to the delivery of our many sporting contracts and Siôn’s vast knowledge and skills will be a great asset in Wales and beyond.”
Share this story