Owen Evans (civil servant)

Owen Evans is a Welsh civil servant.

Owen Evans
Chief Executive of S4C
Assumed office
October 2017
Personal details
Alma materSwansea University

Early life and educationEdit

Owen Evans was educated at Ysgol Gyfun Gymunedol Penweddig in Aberystwyth, Wales.[1] Evans completed his A-level in Economics in one year,[2] and after leaving school, went on to study the subject at Swansea University, graduating in 1991.[3]

CareerEdit

Evans sat as a member of the Welsh Language Board from 2005 to 2010.[4]

Evans was appointed chief executive of the Welsh-language public broadcaster S4C in October 2017.[1]

In July 2021, it was announced that Evans would succeed Meilyr Rowlands as the head of the Welsh education inspectorate Estyn in January 2022.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Platt, Poppie (23 July 2021). "Wales's new Ofsted chief was expelled for spiking his teachers with laxatives". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 23 July 2021. Retrieved 23 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Owen Evans". Swansea University. Archived from the original on 23 July 2021. Retrieved 23 July 2021.
  3. ^ Clements, Laura (13 March 2021). "'I got expelled from school and worked as a shepherd. Now I run one of Wales' main TV channels'". Western Mail. Archived from the original on 16 March 2021. Retrieved 23 July 2021.
  4. ^ "Owen Evans". S4C. Archived from the original on 23 July 2021. Retrieved 23 July 2021.
  5. ^ Humphries, Will (23 July 2021). "Wales' new chief schools inspector was expelled at 16 for laxatives prank on teachers". The Times. Archived from the original on 23 July 2021. Retrieved 23 July 2021.