The members come from a variety of professional backgrounds.

Committee members

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Owen Evans

Chief Executive, Children in Wales

Owen is the Chief Executive of Children in Wales and former  Director of Teach First Cymru. Owen is also a non-executive director and trustee at the Adolescent and Children’s Trust - the UK’s largest fostering and adoption charity. A fluent Welsh-speaker and qualified Maths teacher, Owen is passionate about social justice and tackling inequality. 

Rhiannon Wyn Hughes

Rhiannon Wyn Hughes MBE FRSA

Acting Chair, Wales Advisory Committee / Festival Director, Cidwm Cymru/ Wicked Wales

Rhiannon has spent 19 years creating opportunities for young people through arts and film festivals. She's a founding member of  Wicked Wales, an international youth film festival. In 2017 she joined a team of volunteers to launch Wicked Cinema a community run mobile cinema. She is a former vice chair of Arts Council Wales, Ffilm Cymru Wales, trustee of National Museums Wales, chair of the Scala Cinema Trust and former Leader of Denbighshire County Council. She recently joined the Hijinx Board.

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Rob Humphreys

Wales Advisory Committee Chair/British Council Trustee

Rob Humphreys is an education professional with a strong belief in the transformational aspects of adult education. He has strong connections across education, academia, cultural institutions, sport and government in Wales. Until November 2017 Rob was director for Wales at The Open University; a position he held for 10 years. Prior to the Open University, Rob was Director for Wales of the National Institute for Adult Continuing Education.