The Film Agency for Wales has expanded its board from ten to 14 with a raft of new appointments.

The new members include Delyth Evans, the Deputy Minister for Culture in the Welsh Assembly, producer Rebekah Gilbertson and Heather Stewart, cultural programme director for the British Film Institute.

A number of the new appointments replace existing board members who have served their terms; however it has also been strengthened with some additional members including Gethin Scourfield, a Welsh producer and EAVE alumni, and Rhiannon Wyn Hughes, a pioneer of independent digital cinema and member of the Welsh Arts Council.

Peter Edwards, chairman of the Film Agency for Wales, said: “We are delighted to have gained the interest and commitment of high-level experienced individuals to compliment our existing board, all of whom will play a vital role in addressing key issues going forward, especially creating an environment to encourage sustainable film focused businesses and realising the benefits of digital innovations in exhibition and distribution.”

Other new board members include producer Jane Dauncey, agent Rob Kraitt and barrister Thomas Dillon, who also oversees a venture capital fund.

The Film Agency for Wales is funded by the Arts Council of Wales, the UK Film Council and the Welsh Assembly through Creative Business Wales.