Photograph of Efa Gruffudd Jones

Efa Gruffudd Jones is a member of the Interim Youth Work Board

Following roles with the Welsh Language Board and the Arts Council of Wales in 2000, Efa joined Urdd Gobaith Cymru, the main youth organization in Wales as Development Director. She was responsible for raising money from a vast range of sources and for policy development.

In 2004, she was appointed the Chief Executive of the Urdd. The number of staff and the turnover of the Urdd doubled during her period as Chief Executive.

Since 2016, Efa has been Chief Executive of the National Centre for Learning Welsh, the body funded by the Welsh Government to provide a strategic lead for Welsh for Adults learning in Wales. The Centre has developed a new curriculum and resources for the adult learning and has established innovative projects, including the 'Work Welsh' Scheme.

Efa has been Vice President of CWVYS, a trustee of the WCVA and a member of the Welsh Language Partnership Council. Efa is currently a volunteer at the Urdd branch in Gwaelod y Garth.