A London businesswoman has been named group chair of Welsh TV and film facilities company Barcud Derwen.

Wales-born Dr. Carol Bell whose high profile career has mainly been in the oil and gas industry and investment banking, will replace Emlyn Davies, who has retired after 10 years in the role.

Bell, who is also a frequent broadcaster in Welsh on the finance and oil and gas industries, said she will use her executive and financial management background to help the company build and expand on its current businesses.

“My expertise lies in financial analysis and identifying, and responding to, structural changes in businesses,” she said: “I very much hope my experience will prove beneficial at this time of both change and opportunity in the broadcasting industry.”