Today (8 February), the National Eisteddfod of Wales announced Betsan Moses as its new Chief Executive Officer.
She succeeds Elfed Roberts who will retire later this year after over 30 years at the helm.
Originally from Pontyberem in the Gwendraeth Valley, Betsan returns to the Eisteddfod after a period of almost ten years as the Arts Council for Wales’ Head of Communications and External Affairs. Prior to this she was the Eisteddfod’s Head of Communications. She said, “It is an honour and a challenge to be appointed as Chief Executive of the National Eisteddfod.
“The Eisteddfod is an integral part of our heritage. I’m looking forward to working with the committed staff and volunteers as we continue to develop the festival in the future, discovering new opportunities to celebrate the Welsh language and our culture across Wales.”
President of the National Eisteddfod Court and Chair of Trustees, Eifion Lloyd Jones, added, “We are delighted to welcome Betsan back to the team and look forward to her exciting and inspiring leadership.
“Her national and international experiences with the Arts Council for Wales will be invaluable for us as we embark on a new period in our history, pushing artistic boundaries whilst celebrating the heritage richness on which the Eisteddfod is based.”
“We will be thanking Elfed for his work and leadership over the coming months, but today, we congratulate and welcome Betsan as the National Eisteddfod’s new Chief Executive.”
Betsan will join the Eisteddfod in June and Elfed will retire following this year’s festival, which is held in Cardiff Bay.