Former Conservative Senedd Member appointed to S4C board by Nadine Dorries
A former Conservative member of the Senedd has been appointed to S4C’s board by the Secretary of State for Culture, Nadine Dorries.
Suzy Davies, a Member of the Senedd for the South Wales West region for ten years before the 2021 election, has been appointed for a four-year term until 2026.
She is also the chair of the Wales Tourism Alliance, which has been critical of some of the Welsh Government’s plans for the sector, including consulting on a tourism tax.
Her time as a Senedd member also included a term as Shadow Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Welsh Language.
She has also campaigned on greater equality as a board member with Women’s Equality Network. She is also a member of Colegau Cymru board and the Children’s Commissioner’s audit and risk board.
The S4C Board consists of the Chairman and up to eight other members, all appointed by the Secretary of State for Digital Technology, Culture, Media and Sport.
Members of the S4C Board receive £9,650 per annum.
According to S4C, the board currently includes four non-executive members: former Conservative MP Guto Bebb, former Welsh Water Chief Executive Chris Jones, corporate affairs specialist Denise Lewis Poulton, and “experienced board-level executive” Adele Gritten.
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That list of Directors looks like a classic example of jobs for boys and girls well connected in a special and peculiar way. The daisy chain of “grey men and women” is alive and well here in Wales. See how the Crachach evolves.
Agree the crachach is strong in Wales today.
So s4c is now compromised too.
Been heading that way for ages. Institutionalised to the max. Some sane people work at S4C but in the “doing” bit not in upper echelons.
S4C’s safe in Nadine Dorries & Suzy Davies’s hands. Duw yn ein helpu ni? 🙄
SD is a good choice – lets be fair – it could have been horific . She has been right behind the language and her support cost her dearly.
Yes, but she is a Tory! Sadly there are a fair number of Welsh speaking Tories around and their Toryness always trumps their Welshness.
Peter that comment finds truth in Labour, Liberal , Green and unfortunatly on occasions Plaid….oh and yes i have served on
several similar boards ….but before you rush of a quick response about quangos ….I was elected…thus free of political contol !