Owen Evans appointed as new S4C chief executive

Owen Evans Image copyright S4C
Image caption Mr Evans worked in various positions for BT before joining the civil service

Owen Evans has been appointed as the new chief executive of Welsh language television broadcaster S4C.

Mr Evans joined the civil service in 2010 and is currently deputy permanent secretary to the Welsh Government. He will succeed Ian Jones in the role from October.

S4C's chairman Huw Jones said Mr Evans was a "highly respected leader".

Mr Evans was educated at Ysgol Penweddig, Aberystwyth. He graduated in economics at Swansea University.

He was director of Business in the Community Wales, from 2008 and 2010, and a member of the Welsh Language Board from 2005 and 2010.

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