Carwyn Meets Roger Lewis
In this episode, Carwyn sits down with Roger Lewis, Chairman of Cardiff Airport
In a career spanning over 40 years Roger has held senior positions in a number of leading culture, music, media, and sports brands, including Head of BBC Radio 1, MD of ITV Wales, a Managing Director of EMI Records, President of the Decca Record Company, Group Chief Executive of the WRU and the Millennium Stadium, a Director of GWR plc and the Managing Director and Programme Controller of Classic FM.
In addition Roger has held non-executive positions as Chair of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Deputy Chair of Boosey and Hawkes, a Board Director of the Liverpool European Capital of Culture, a trustee of the Wales Millennium Centre and Chair of the Music and Dance School Scheme for the Department of Education and Skills.
Roger is currently the Chair of Cardiff Airport, appointed by the Welsh Government, Chair of the Racecourse Media Group, Chair of the Churchill Lines Foundation, a military charity, and a trustee of Compass for Life, an education charity for disadvantaged young people. He also advises a number of private companies.
He has appeared before House of Commons Select Committees, a Joint Committee Session of the House of Commons and National Assembly of Wales, and the National Assembly of Wales Public Accounts Committee and its Scrutiny Committee as an expert witness. He Chaired the Cardiff Capital Region Board, 2013-15, and the cross party Referendum Campaign in Wales in 2011 and was Chair of the International Advisory Board of Cardiff University from 2008-2018.
Roger is a graduate of Nottingham University and holds Honorary Doctorates from both Nottingham and Glamorgan Universities, Honorary Fellowships from Cardiff University and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, is an Honorary Member of the Royal College of Music and a FRSA. He is fellow of the IWA and was a trustee of the IWA between 2014-17.