Arts Council of Wales pays tribute to departing Chief Executive

Arts Council of Wales,
11 March 2008, Wales

Peter Tyndall will be stepping down as Chief Executive of the Arts Council of Wales, (ACW), to take up his appointment as Public Services Ombudsman for Wales. Peter takes on his new duties on April 21, 2008.

During his six-year tenure as Chief Executive of the Arts Council of Wales, Peter Tyndall has made a significant contribution to the organisation. Dai Smith, Chair of ACW, paid tribute to him:

"We wish Peter Tyndall the very best on his appointment to his new and demanding post as Public Services Ombudsman for Wales. The appointment is both a tribute to Peter and to the credit of the Arts Council of Wales who will relinquish his services with great regret.

"It is no exaggeration to say that since his appointment as Chief Executive six years ago Peter has brought his managerial competence and his leadership skills to bear on the difficulties then facing Council and has guided the organisation into a position of strength and independent trust. We have developed a clear and distinctively Welsh vision for the future of the arts in Wales and I now look forward to working with Rhodri Glyn Thomas, Minister for Heritage, to continue to ensure that the core values of ACW are brought to bear within the Assembly Government's strategic framework for culture."