The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has announced that Michael Plaut has been appointed to the BBC Board as the Nations Director for Wales.

Plaut is a former Chair of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Wales. He is Chair of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and a Governor of the University of South Wales.

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Michael Plaut is appointed BBC Board for Wales

Plaut was born and brought up in Wales. He started his career as an investment banker in London before returning to Wales to lead a Wales-based company, and lives and works in Wales. He was awarded an OBE for services to business and entrepreneurship.

Plaut will take up his post on 1 June 2024 and will serve a four-year term.

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Samir Shah, BBC Chair, said: “I’m thrilled to welcome Michael Plaut to the Board. His experience across business, governance and the arts in Wales will make him a valuable addition, and I look forward to working with him.”

The BBC Board consists of 14 members, including the Chair. Four non-executive members are appointed by the UK Government to represent each of the nations of the UK.

The BBC appoints a further five non-executive members and the four BBC executives including the BBC Director-General, Tim Davie.

The Board is responsible for ensuring the BBC fulfils its mission and public purposes as set out in the Charter.

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