The Sports Council for Wales has poached John Jenkins from the Bro
Taf Health Authority to take over as its public affairs manager.
Jenkins replaces Malcolm Williams who left the sports council in April
to join BT as corporate relations manager for Wales. Jenkins will
oversee a team of six and reports to chief executive Dr Huw Jones. The
brief covers the whole of the council’s PR effort.
’The first thing I have to do is find a name for a new initiative
setting up junior sports clubs, which launches in November, and then
market that brand,’ he said.
After working as a teacher, Jenkins first went into PR at BBC Wales
before joining South Glamorgan District Health Authority in 1990. When
the four health authorities in Mid and South Glamorgan merged into Bro
Taf, he took over as PR officer.