Nominated for Culture award

In a sector where women are under-represented, Lynwen is proof that a woman, from a small seaside village in west Wales can reach the top in any sector, anywhere in the world.

The entertainment business is at the cusp of a new revolution and Lynwen is at the helm of one of the most successful and powerful brands within the international film sector. She is General Manager of Lucasfilm an American entertainment services company based in San Francisco, which is best known for creating and producing the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, as well as its leadership in visual effects, sound postproduction and computer animation for film, television and themed attractions.

Lynwen attended university at Royal Holloway College, London and her first job was as a staff manager with Parallax - the FX company famous for producing the CGI software used in the creation of the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park and that went on to be used in many other high profile films over the years. She then went on to Industrial Light & Magic where she worked in all aspects of filmmaking and gained a wealth of experience in visual effects and animation. She remains passionate about Wales  and was instrumental in the decision to establish ILM London, a world class visual effects and animation studio based in London, which has created 400 jobs including Research and Development and stage department designed to promote innovation in film making.