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Gwilym Evans

Head of Major Events
Welsh Government

Gwilym is a member of the UK-wide eventIMPACTS Project Group established to oversee the further development of the eventIMPACTS website.  He leads media and social impacts work streams.  

Gwilym has been involved in the international major events industry since 2002, and has had a key role in developing Event Wales – Wales’ first major events strategy.  He was also instrumental in the establishment of the Welsh Government’s Major Events Unit.  

He plays a lead role in developing and delivering Welsh Government policy on major events including the implementation of Event Wales and is responsible for managing the Welsh Government’s investment in a number of high profile major international sporting events, including the UEFA Champions League Final (2017) and Volvo Ocean Race (2018).