Aled Eirug is an experienced consultant and policy adviser, who has worked as a senior media professional as well as a consultant to numerous public and private organisations. He has 25 years experience in broadcasting at a senior level and from 1992-2003, he was Head of News and Current Affairs for BBC Wales, and a member of its Board of Management, responsible for the BBC’s largest newsroom outside London.
He was the constitutional adviser to the Presiding Officer of the National Assembly for Wales (2007-2011), in which role he advised on the separation of the Welsh Government from the Assembly, the creation of legal powers for the National Assembly, and the re-configuration of the body’s scrutiny function.
He subsequently worked as a policy consultant for the NHS Welsh Confederation, the Welsh language Commissioner, and the Welsh Government, for whom he advised the Education Minister on language policy (2012-13). He has undertaken an evaluation of the economic impact of broadcasting in Wales for the Welsh Government (2012-13), and worked with RCS to report on the effectiveness of the Welsh Government’s intervention in Ynys Mon Council (2013). He is currently a strategic policy adviser to Swansea University, and a member of Nominet’s advisory committee for Wales.
He is chair of the British Council in Wales, and he is a member of the Authority of the Welsh language television service, S4C.