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Welsh Government has announced the appointment of Ashok Ahir as Interim President and Trustee of the National Library of Wales.

Pedr ap Llwyd, Chief Executive and Librarian of the National Library said:

“We are delighted with this excellent appointment and we are really looking forward to Ashok joining us and benefiting from his broad experience and knowledge and to working with him over the coming months.

“In welcoming Ashok to the Library, I would like to thank Meri Huws, the former interim President, for the enormous contribution she has made to the Library during the past two years, and wish her and the organisations she serves well for the future.

“Ashok joins us at the start of a new and exciting chapter in our history as we launch our new Strategic Plan 2021-2026 – A library for Wales and the World - in a few weeks time. Regardless of the significant progress made during the last few years, we enter this new chapter with hunger and determination to achieve even more. Our plan points to a future where we will continue to use our unique range of skills and expertise to cultivate and care for the nation’s memory, lay the foundation for a knowledge economy, empower learning and research, be at the heart of national life and support Welsh Government’s public policy objectives. Ashok’s appointment will help us achieve our aims and strengthen the relationships with our partners around Wales for the benefit of everyone we serve.”

“Today is certainly a day of celebration at the National Library of Wales.”


Further information:

Rhian Evans

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