MPs call for new S4C Chair
January 11, 2024
By Colin Mann
Stephen Crabb MP, the Chair of the UK House of Commons Welsh Affairs Committee, has written to Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer following its ‘concerning’ evidence session with the Chair of S4C and the Lead Non-Executive Board Member of the S4C Unitary Board.
Within his letter, Crabb sets out the Committee’s continued concerns over the governance and leadership at the broadcaster. As stressed in its report on Broadcasting in Wales, the Committee believes in S4C as Wales’ only Welsh language broadcaster and its important role in promoting Welsh culture and reaching wider audiences. It is imperative that the organisation and its leadership has the confidence of all staff in addressing concerns to rebuild trust at all levels within S4C and with its wider stakeholders.
Given the importance of S4C and the scale of the challenges with respect to improving governance and culture within the organisation, the Committee has recommended that the Government appoint a new Chair to take this work forward.