Contact: Rhys EvansRegion: Wales

Title: Head of Strategy & Education
Genre: Education
Region: Wales

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Rhys leads the development and implementation of strategic and policy issues for BBC Wales as well as being responsible for the delivery of its educational mission. He’s also responsible for the BBC Wales archive which is currently being transformed through a major digitisation programme.  

Rhys led on a new digital strategy for BBC Wales and oversaw the accession of S4C into BBC iPlayer, the first independent channel to have done so. Working alongside Rhodri Talfan Davies, Director of BBC Wales, Rhys also led BBC Wales on the development of Charter Review proposals.

Rhys joined BBC Wales as a researcher and worked in news and current affairs programming as a reporter and producer. Over 17 years he specialised in political programming and was Deputy Head of News and Current Affairs for six years, overseeing Assembly and General Election Coverage, Network News output in Wales as well as Current Affairs programming, including the flagship Week in Week Out programme.

Originally from Carmarthen, Rhys was educated at Penweddig Comprehensive in Aberystwyth and Hertford College Oxford where he read Modern History.

In 2006, Rhys won the Welsh Book of the Year Award for his biography of Welsh politician Gwynfor Evans.