Ofcom appoints new Director for Wales

18 June 2018

Ofcom has today announced the appointment of Eleanor Marks as its new Director for Wales.

Eleanor will join Ofcom in September from the Welsh Government’s Environment Planning and Rural Affairs Department. Before this she supported a panel of experts in their parliamentary review of health and social care in Wales.

Her previous roles at the Welsh Government include Director of Communities & Tackling Poverty, Regional Director of Economic Development and Programme Director at the Welsh European Funding Office.

Eleanor has also worked at HM Revenue and Customs. She is Welsh-speaking, a member of the Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).

Ofcom’s Wales team helps to inform our regulation by working with Welsh citizens, industry, elected representatives and other stakeholders, through discussion, public consultations and events. The team advises policy and project teams across Ofcom, explaining how communications issues apply in Wales. It also oversees Ofcom’s Welsh-language work.

Eleanor Marks said: “I am really excited to be joining Ofcom. Communications services have never been so important in Wales, and I’m looking forward to building on the important work that Ofcom has been carrying out in recent years – from boosting broadband speeds in rural Wales, to enhancing Welsh representation in UK broadcasting.”

Lindsey Fussell, Ofcom’s Consumer Group Director, said: “I am delighted that Eleanor is joining our team in Cardiff. She brings a wealth of experience from a variety of high-profile roles in Welsh public life. Eleanor will be a real asset to Ofcom in our efforts to make communications services work for everyone across Wales.”