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Photograph of Keith Towler

Keith Towler is the chair of the Interim Youth Work board.

Keith is currently an independent consultant. He was appointed Chair of the Interim Youth Work Board in July 2018.

In January 2018 he was appointed as the Wales Member of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales.

Keith sits on the Board of Play Wales and is a patron of The Venture in Wrexham and the Windfall Centre in Llandrindod Wells.

Keith was the Children's Commissioner for Wales (2008 to 2015) and during this period he published a number of reports including those on advocacy, child protection, play, child trafficking, young carers, children and young people with disabilities and looked after children.

Keith was a member of the International Play Association (IPA) Working Group that was asked by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child to take a lead role in helping to draft the General Comment on Article 31.

He received an Honorary Fellowship in 2015 from the University of South Wales in recognition of his contribution to social and youth work. In 2017 he won a Leading Wales Award in the Leadership in the Voluntary Sector category.