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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, as Director of Development. She was responsible for fundraising from a variety of sources and for policy development.

In 2004, she was appointed the Chief Executive of the Urdd. Staff numbers and 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 established innovative projects, including the 'Work Welsh' scheme.

Efa has been Vice President of CWVYS (Council for Wales Voluntary Youth Services), a trustee of the WCVA (Wales Council for Voluntary Action) and a member of the Welsh Language Partnership Council. Efa is currently Chair of Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru (the Welsh Language National Theatre Company).