Pro-Vice Chancellor “preferred candidate” for Chief Executive at National Library of Wales

aled-gruffyd-jones-inlinePRO-VICE Chancellor Aled Gruffydd Jones has been named as the preferred candidate for the position of Chief Executive and Librarian at the National Library of Wales.

The position is subject to the formal approval of the Library’s Board of Trustees, expected on 8th March. Should the Board of Trustees issue their approval, Professor Jones will leave his position at the University and succeed Andrew Green, the current Chief Executive and Librarian. The precise date Jones will take up the role has not been confirmed.

Vice-Chancellor April McMahon commented, expressing her gratitude for the work Professor Jones has contributed in his 33 years as staff at the University – as a distinguished academic, head of department, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Pro Vice-Chancellor since 2005. “The University’s loss is undoubtedly the National Library’s gain,” she said, continuing to express her enthusiasm to “[build] building on the unique relationship the University has with our good friends and neighbours at the National Library”.

The University is to shortly begin the process of recruiting to the roles of Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of the Welsh Department.