Gwybodaeth Urdd Executive Committee

 Tudur Dylan Jones - Chairman

Tudur Dylan JonesTudur Dylan Jones was born at Carmarthen but the family moved to Bangor where he went to school and to the university. He graduated in Welsh and Education and now teaches at Ysgol Gyfun y Strade. He won the National Urdd Eisteddfod chair in 1988 and the chair of the National Eisteddfod at Colwyn Bay in 1995. He was chaired by his father, John Gwilym Jones who was the arch-druid at the time. He was appointed Welsh Children's Laureate in 2004. He is married to Enid and they have two girls, Catrin and Siwan.

 

W. Dyfrig Davies - Vice-chairman

W Dyfrig Davies

Dyfrig is originally from Dyffryn Teifi, but today he, his wife, Nia Clwyd and their two daughters live near Llandeilo. He was a secondary teacher for a few years before moving to the media industry. Today he is one of the owners of Telesgop Production Company in Swansea, who produce programmes for S4C, Channel 4, BBC and Discovery. 

He started competing at the Urdd when he was a small boy, reciting, and was a national winner. Since then he has been an adjudicators at local and the national Eisteddfod numerous times and he is the Chair of the Urdd Eisteddfod Board as well as bein a member of the central National Eisteddfod Literature Committee.

 

Rheon Tomos - Treasurer
Rheon
He was born in Llanrug, but moved to South Wales after graduating from the University of Wales at Bangor. He spent a period in Carmarthen, but has set up his home in Whitchurch, Cardiff. He is married to Einir and they have two children, Aled and Iwan. He has attended many Eisteddfodau all over the country. After working in financial administration, he is now a member of the TDE Partnership as well as having non-operational roles with S4C, Estyn and the Welsh Language Commissioner.

 

 Andrea Parry - Secretary

 

Prysor Williams – PresidentPrysor Williams

 

 

 

 

 

Aled Walters - Honorary Solicitor and Trustee

aledAled is originally from Cardiff and is a partner at MLM Solicitors in the city. He worked as a solicitor for S4C and S4C International before joining MLM.  He was a member of Urdd Gobaith Cymru, Adran Rhiwbeina and Aelwyd yr Urdd Heol Conwy, and has worked in the Urdd residential centres on several occasions.  Aled is a trustee of Menter Caerdydd, director of the Clwb Rygbi Cymry Caerdydd, and was a member of the Youth Orchestra of Wales.  He is a semi professional musician.

 

Prys Edwards - Urdd Gobaith Cymru Honarary President and Trustee
Prys
Prys Edwards is and architect and has worked with the Urdd as a volunteer since 1965. He has held positions as Honorary Secretary, Treasurer, Chairman and President and is now an Honorary President. He has also chaired and has been a member of several central Urdd committees. He was a member of the Urdd for many years, a swog at the residential centres, and a former leader of Aelwyd Aberystwyth. He was also a leader on behalf of the Urdd in the Language Act Campaign.
 
He advised many Secretaries of State on Welsh language issues, mainly as a result of his work with the Urdd. He was a member of the Welsh Development Agency, the Chairman of the Wales Tourist Board, S4C chairman, a member of CADW, Wales Millennium Centre Board and the British Tourism Authority. He is a business man, and has lived all his life in Aberystwyth. Wales and the Urdd mean everything to him.


Wynne Melville Jones - Honorary President and TrusteeWynne

Originally from Tregaron he worked with the Urdd in the 1970's as a County Organiser, Publicity Officer and Head of Public Relations. He organised many large campaigns such as Urdd 74 to promote the movement in the South Wales valleys, the largest balloon race in the world releasing 100,000 balloons from the residential centre at Llangrannog, and he was responsible for creating Mistar Urdd in 1976. He was the Urdd Chairman between 1990 and 1997 and he is now an Honorary President. He has now returned to exploring his interest in art, and is making a name for himself as an artist, having already held several exhibitions of his work.

 

Bob Roberts - Urdd Gobaith Cymru Honarary President and TrusteeBob

Bob Roberts was born in Harlech, Meirionydd and he received his early education at Pennal and Towyn Grammar School before attending college at Birmingham. After two years with the RAF he started working in Cardiff in the 1960's. His connection with the Urdd started there when he became Secretary of the Urdd Centre in Heol Conwy. Since then he has been the Treasurer of the movement twice. He was Chairman of the movement for nine years, a Vice-president and he is now an Honorary President. He has had the privilege of working under five different Chief Executives and has seen the movement grow from strength to strength. He is married to Anne and they have two children, Rhiannon and Llyr.



Rhianon Lewis - Urdd Gobaith Cymru TrusteeRhiannon

Rhiannon Lewis was raised in Cwmann near Lampeter where she lives today. She received her education at Ysgol Gynradd Ffynnonbedr, Lampeter, Ysgol Gyfun Llanbedr Pont Steffan, Cardiff College of  Music and Drama, and the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. She was head of the music department at Ysgol Uwchradd Tregaron for over 30 years, and is now the assistant head.

She is an ex member of the Aelwyd at Lampeter and benifited immensely from all the experiences she gained there. She is also and ex member of Aelwyd Caerdydd and the Urdd’s Drama Company. She now enjoys teaching the Urdd members at the adran and aelwyd at Lampeter as well as the pupils of Ysgol Uwchradd Tregaron to take part in the Urdd’s activities. She has been a national officer for twenty years – nine years as chair person, and was a vice chair person and a secretary before that. Rhiannon is a member of Golwg Cyf.

 

Sion Edwards - Trustee Urdd gobaith cymru 

Sion

 

 

 

 

 

Carol Davies - Trustee Urdd Gobaith Cymru

CarolCarol is Deputy Head teacher at Ysgol Gynradd Llanilar. She received her early education at Ysgol Gynradd Dolau, Llanharan, before attending Ysgol Uwchradd Llanharri, and receiving a BEd Music from Trinity College Carmarthen.
She is an former member of the Urdd and has continued to volunteer over the years. She was the Urdd's President in 2004-2005, a Vice-president for two years, and established Aelwyd Trefeurig. She is on the Ceredigion Area Committee, and has just been appointed one of the secretaries for the Executive Committee for the Ceredigion Urdd Eisteddfod 2010.  After years of competing she now enjoys teaching children to compete in the Urdd Eisteddfod, in sports activities and taking them to the residential centre at Llangrannog.