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Ex-ITV boss Clive Jones appointed chair of National Theatre Wales

Clive Jones, who has enjoyed a 39-year career in broadcasting. Photo: Carlos Reyes-Manzo/Andes Press Agency
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Former ITV boss Clive Jones has been appointed chair of National Theatre Wales.

Jones, who was chief executive of ITV news and regions until 2007 and has also served as managing director of the ITV network, will take up the position in December.

It follows the departure of NTW’s inaugural chair, Phil George, who left the company to become chair of Arts Council of Wales earlier this year.

Born in Wales, Jones has enjoyed a 39-year career in broadcasting and is currently director of a new Swansea-based television and production company, Provenance Pictures.

He has also sat on several other boards including the Young Vic and ITV Wales, where he was chair.

Jones said he was “delighted” to be joining NTW, adding he regarded the company as one of the “most exciting and innovative” in the UK.

“To have built such a fine national and international reputation in such a short time is a credit to the inspired artistic leadership and commitment of the board. It is fantastic to be joining National Theatre Wales at such an exciting time,” he said.

NTW artistic director Kully Thiarai added that Jones brought with him an “extraordinary wealth of experience, knowledge and insight”.

Thiarai took up the post earlier this year, replacing John McGrath.

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