Press Release: Friday 7 June 2019
NATIONAL THEATRE WALES’ CHAIR CLIVE JONES MADE A KNIGHT COMMANDER IN THE QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY HONOURS
National Theatre Wales’ Chair, Clive Jones to be made a Knight Commander of the Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG) for services to Humanitarian Crises.
Mr Jones is to be recognised for his exceptional leadership as the Chair of Trustees for the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) during a period of dramatic change in the organisation’s 50-year history.
Over the course of his tenure, the DEC launched ten emergency fundraising appeals and raised approximately £500m, enabling the UK public to support the international aid effort in response to humanitarian crises caused by natural disasters, conflict and outbreak of disease. Mr Jones’ outstanding achievements and impact during his time at DEC have been numerous and deeply felt, both within the organisation and within the wider charity, fundraising and humanitarian sectors.
Mr Jones, who has been the Chair of National Theatre Wales since November 2016, said
‘The vital work that the DEC carries out across the world has never been more important and I am delighted to accept this honour as a proud Welshman who was born and brought up in the Valleys.’
Clive Jones was born at Llanfrechfa, near Pontypool, grew up in the Ebbw and Sirhowy valleys and was educated at Newbridge Grammar School before his degree at the London School of Economics. He amassed a wealth of experience in a 39-year career in UK broadcasting as MD of Central Television, CEO of the Carlton Television Group, MD of the ITV Network and Chairman of GMTV.
Clive has served as chairman of ITV Wales, the Wales IP Fund and was a non-executive director of S4C and S4C Masnachol’s for five years.
Today, Clive is a director of the new Swansea-based television production company Provenance Pictures, chairman of Pro Cam, Britain’s biggest television facilities hire company and The Runnymede Trust, Britain’s leading diversity think tank.
He served for 12 years on the board of the Young Vic Theatre, stepping down earlier this year. He was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Television Society in 1995 and its Gold Medal in 2007. In the same year he was awarded a CBE for services to broadcasting.
National Theatre Wales
National Theatre Wales has been making English-language productions in locations all over Wales, the UK, internationally and online since March 2010. It operates from a small base in Cardiff’s city centre, but works all over the country and beyond, using Wales’ rich and diverse landscape, its towns, cities and villages, its incredible stories and rich talent as its inspiration. National Theatre Wales is supported by the Welsh Government and the Arts Council of Wales.