Arts Council of Wales | Phil George, Chair

Phil George, Chair

Arts Council of Wales, Chair.

Phil George, Chair 2016-Since 2001, Phil George has been founder and Creative Director of the Cardiff-based television production company Green Bay Media which specialises in high-end documentary projects for broadcasters in Wales, the UK networks and internationally. The company has won numerous awards at BAFTA and the Celtic Film and Television Festival.

Notable productions include the six- hour series The Story of Wales with Huw Edwards; the three-part BBC FOUR series on Shakespeare, The King and the Playwright with Professor James Shapiro; and major international projects such as three series on ecological and cultural change in great landscapes (Rivers, Islands and Deserts).

Previously, Phil was Head of Arts Music and Features at BBC Wales and an award-winning executive producer of series such as Michael Ignatieff’s Blood and Belonging about resurgent nationalism in the 1990s. He edited and produced over 40 arts documentaries for The Slate and Statements strands.

In 2007, Phil was appointed Founding Chair of National Theatre Wales which has made extraordinary work in locations and communities all across Wales and internationally. NTW’s groundbreaking productions include The Passion, a 72-hour event in Port Talbot starring Michael Sheen.

Phil’s public affairs activities include his role as Advisor to the Creative Economy project at Cardiff University. He also sits on the Steering Committee of the REACT Hub of universities in the West of England and Wales, which funds collaborations between arts and humanities researchers and creative companies. A proud son of the Rhondda Valley, Phil was educated there and at Christ Church Oxford. He has an honorary doctorate from the University of South Wales and in 2011 received the Inspire Wales award for his work at National Theatre Wales and Green Bay.

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