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Professor Medwin Hughes


I am currently the longest serving Vice-Chancellor in Wales and over the last twenty years I have played a significant role in the reconfiguration of the Welsh Higher Education system. 

I studied at Aberystwyth University and Jesus College, Oxford University. 

I am a fluent bilingual speaker and I previously served as the Deputy Chair of the Welsh Language Board and on numerous advisory committees of Welsh Government and the Council of Europe with regard to educational and cultural policy. 

I have championed many international initiatives which have focussed on intercultural issues, and I am a strong advocate for inclusion and cultural equity through education and the arts. 

Over the years I have played a significant role in numerous charities in Wales and have a strong appreciation of change management and effective governance.  I am currently Chair of one of the largest charities in Wales – the Representative Body of the Church.

I am a Welsh Supernumerary Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford and an Honorary Fellow of Harris Manchester College, Oxford University. I am also a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales and the Royal Society of Arts and a Trustee of the Welsh National Opera. 

I am delighted to have been appointed as the first Chair of Llais, an all-Wales organisations committed to making real positive changes for the people of Wales. 

Professor Medwin Hughes