Appointment of a New Chief Executive and Librarian

13.12.18

The Board of Trustees at the National Library of Wales has announced the appointment of Pedr ap Llwyd as the next Chief Executive and Librarian of the National Library of Wales, when Linda Tomos retires in April 2019.

Pedr, a native of Penrhyndeudraeth, is currently Director of Collections and Public Services and Deputy Chief Executive and Librarian at the Library, and was previously Secretary and Head of Governance of the organisation. He graduated in Welsh language and literature from Bangor University where he completed a higher degree in archive administration. Pedr is also a governance and human resources practitioner.

Rhodri Glyn Thomas, President of the National Library of Wales, said:

“It’s a pleasure to welcome Pedr ap Llwyd to this key post to build on the excellent work being achieved by Linda Tomos, and to lead the Library in an exciting and challenging time.”

Pedr ap Llwyd said:

“Being appointed to lead this excellent institution is one of the greatest privileges bestowed on me. I look forward very much to continuing the excellent work which has been achieved under Linda Tomos’ leadership and to implement new and exciting plans which will highlight the richness of our collections and services. This is a library for all and reaching new audiences who will benefit from our services will be a priority for me.”

Further Information:

Carol Edwards (Governance Manager and Clerk to the Board of Trustees), carol.edwards@library.wales or 01970 632923.

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