Meet Our Committee

Meet Our Committee

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By Owen Williams,
Friday, 7th August 2015
RTS Cymru Wales committee 2019

Wales Centre Committee  2018-19  Ein Pwyllgor

Chair/Cadeirydd: Judith Winnan

Judith WinnanJudith’s career in the television industry spans 27 years, and has been divided between the BBC and the independent sector in Wales.  A programme-maker for many years, she has produced award-winning documentaries, worked in Commissioning and run her own independent production company.  More recently, as Head of Factual & Music at BBC Wales, she ran a large production department with over 100 staff.  She is now a freelance Executive Producer based in Cardiff.

Deputy Chair/Dirprwy Gadeirydd: Llinos Griffin-Williams

Llinos Griffin-WilliamsA Bafta Nominated Series Producer, Llinos is now Executive Producer Factual and International CoProductions for WildFlame Productions part of the Global Flame Group.  She leads on international content development and will be Exec producing a slate of factual content for both domestic and international broadcasters.  A History graduate, Llinos worked as Education Consultant for the BBC followed by Researcher and Assistant Producer for various indies, before joining Green Bay Media as Production Manager, subsequently producing content and becoming Head Of Content for Green Bay.  She also co-runs the Industry Networking Groups, Push Auto and Women in TV.

Honorary Secretary/Ysgrifennydd Anrhydeddus: Catrin Jones

Catrin has worked in the TV industry for seven years.  She has been a researcher on a number of children's programmes for S4C and CBBC, and has experience of working on live magazine shows.  Catrin joined Green Bay Media in April 2014 as a researcher, working on a historical documentary series, The Castle Builders, for S4C and for worldwide distribution.
Catrin has recently worked on the international flagship series for S4C and for the Canadian distributor Cineflix, Mynyddoedd y Byd/ Mountains and Life, alongside producing a peer-to-peer advice and educational series for teens, Llond Ceg - Mwy o Gega!.  In 2016 Catrin was offered a place on the BBC Creative Production course, where she learnt valuable skills from highly respected Directors, Executives and Producers within the industry.

Administrator/Gweinyddwr: Hywel Wiliam

Hywel Wiliam

After graduating in Law at Cardiff University, and obtaining a post graduate media diploma at Cardiff Metropolitan University, Hywel Wiliam joined BBC Wales in 1984 as an Assistant Film Editor.  In 1986 he moved to the facilities company Barcud in Caernarfon as a VT Editor, and later became a corporate affairs producer with the company, before founding Pow Wow in 1989, an independent television company specialising in television commercials.  In 1994, Hywel joined the Independent Television Commission, eventually becoming Manager, Wales and the West of England.  In 2003, the ITC was merged with four other regulators to become Ofcom, and in 2004 Hywel became its Head of Broadcasting and Telecommunications, Wales.  He left Ofcom in 2011 to work as an independent consultant with Advisors in Media (AIM) before joinng S4C in 2012.  This is his second period in office as a member of the RTS Wales Centre Committee - he first served in that capacity in the late 90s.

Trysorydd/Treasurer: Barry Esterhuizen 

Barry founded EST in 2013 with the aim of simplifying accountancy and helping businesses understand how technology can maximise profitability, value and efficiency. He was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, but now calls south Wales home, mainly because the weather is so much better! 

He studied at Cardiff University before working in the audit departments of national firms as well as regional practices. Barry is an award-winning accountant; in 2010 he achieved chartered status with the ACCA, winning the Sir Julian Hodge prize as the highest scoring finalist in Wales, and he qualified as a chartered tax adviser in 2012. 

Golygydd Digidol/Digital Editor: Owen Williams

Owen Williams is Managing Director of Siml, a social media consultancy and agency.  Owen has a formidable track record in social media, having led Editorial Strategy at BBC Content Social, and previously as Head of Social at BBC One and BBC Wales.

An experienced social media professional and former television producer with over 19 years' experience in digital innovation, content production, social media governance and post-production, Owen is a highly motivated creative leader and engaging public speaker and storyteller, with a strong track record of originating and managing digital projects on new and emerging platforms.

Huw Rossiter

Huw Rossiter

Huw has held communications and public affairs roles in major UK broadcasting and regulatory organisations in Cardiff and London.  He joined ITV Wales as Public Affairs Manager in March 2011 after two years of running his own PR consultancy, Rossiter Communications.  Between 2006 and 2009, he was Director of Communications at S4C, having previously been Ofcom's inaugural Head of Media (2003-2006) and, before that, Head of Public Affairs at the Independent Television Commission [ITC] (2001-2003).  Huw spent the previous 19 years at the BBC: latterly as Head of Press & Publicity, BBC Wales, having spent the first 10 years of his BBC career as a Publicity Officer in London.  He began his career as a journalist on the South Wales Evening Post.


Heledd Hardy

Heledd Wyn is course leader and lecturer BA (Hons) Media Production (Bilingual) at the University of South Wales.
She has extensive experience in the media, working in the BBC as well as independent film companies.  She embarked on her career in the industry as a freelance TV and film production manager.  She has earned experience as director and script editor in the industry on a number of productions, including feature films, soap operas, and drama series.  As a freelance film-maker, she has directed and produced short films and visual and digital content for a variety of platforms, specializing in multilingual drama for TV and film.

Steven Sandrey

Steven is a graduate of Trinity College, Carmarthen, and has a background in teaching and learning.  He started his career as a primary school teacher at a Welsh language school,  before moving on to teach, at primary level, in an English language school.  He has also taught Welsh for Adults at the University of Glamorgan and Barry College.  For the last 15 years he has worked at BBC Wales for BBC Learning and BBC Online as an Education Officer and latterly as Project Manager in the Digital & Marketing division. Steven is now the New Talent Schemes Manager, leading Digital Journalism Apprenticeships across BBC Cymru Wales.

Luned Whelan

General Manager, TAC (Independent Producers in Wales).  Luned started her career in BBC Radio Cymru before freelancing in the independent television production sector, and as a translator and copy editor.  She worked in S4C for many years until 2010.  Before taking up her post with TAC, Luned had been a freelancer, working mainly as a creative editor of books across all genres, a translator, television and radio scriptwriter and online editor.

Celi Fowler

​Celi has spent over sixteen years working in film and television as a producer in both development and production.  Before moving into feature film, she began her career in factual television working on a wide range of high-rating productions for both the BBC and the Independent sector including: Coast; History Cold Case; Secret Britain; and The Summer Exhibition.  Since transitioning into feature film, she has worked at a number of film companies including Wildgaze Films and, most recently, Number 9 Films – on Lone Scherfig’s Their Finest, and Juan Carlos Medina’s The Limehouse Golem.  Celi currently works as a development executive in feature film development at Ffilm Cymru Wales whose recent slate included the 2018 award-winning BAFTA film for outstanding debut, I Am Not A Witch.

Jim Bartlett

Jim BartlettGrowing up in Leicester, Jim remembers being interested in the technical side of television at a young age.  He later developed an interest in photography and stage lighting, all of which led to him applying for a job at the BBC.  He has now retired after a long career with BBC Wales.  He was trained in radio and television, sound and vision, finally becoming an Audio Supervisor, working in radio.  In addition he maintained his department's pages on the BBC's Intranet.  For the past few years he has been looking after the Centre's Web pages, putting the material written by our Administrator and Chair online.  Jim is a member of several groups run by Cardiff U3A, particularly Photography, and Prose & Poetry.

Matt Harrisson

Matt Harrisson is a freelance director and cameraman based in Cardiff. Following seventeen years as a staff cameraman at BBC Cymru Wales, he went freelance in 2017 and has since combined directing roles for BBC Studios Entertainment and Music Wales with studio, OB and PSC camerawork for various companies.

He is co-founder of south Wales broadcasting network Push Auto.


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