Since the early eighties John Elfed Jones has seemed almost a permanent fixture of Welsh civic life, with wide-ranging experience in both the public and private sector. In 1982, while on secondment from his employers in north Wales to the Welsh Office in Cardiff, he was made chairman of the then government owned Welsh Water.

During his 11 year tenure, he oversaw the privatisation of the company, earning plaudits as the man who turned on the business’ profits tap.

His commitment to the Welsh language was demonstrated in 1988, when he took on the chairmanship of the fledgling Welsh Language Board. An equally arduous task was assigned to him in 1997. Having resigned the previous year as deputy chairman of HTV John accepted the post of chair of the National Assembly’s Advisory Group – responsible for advising the government on the working details of the Welsh Assembly . He developed his relationship with Anders Hedlund as chairman of International Greetings Plc – a leading supplier of Christmas crackers and gift tags based in Ystrad Mynach in the Rhymney Valley.

Voluntary and charity work have played a prominent part in his life, such as his involvement with Carmarthenshire Association of Voluntary Services and his long standing association with the National Eisteddfod.

Among his recreations he lists salmon and trout fishing, reading and attending eisteddfodau.


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