Denise Lewis Poulton

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Denise is an experienced non-executive director, trustee and senior adviser to public, private and third sector bodies. She is Chair of The National Lottery Heritage Fund's Wales Committee.

Denise is currently a Non Executive Director of S4C, the Welsh language television broadcaster and multi-media channel for Wales. She has also served on the Boards of The Wallace Collection and the Welsh National Opera, as Trustee of The Wessex Youth Trust and Cadwgan Buildings Preservation Trust and as a Vice President of The Hay Literary Festival. 

A corporate affairs and strategic communications specialist, Denise has advised the Welsh Government, Senedd Cymru and a number of Welsh cultural, media and public sector organisations during her career as a consultant.

Her executive career was spent in leadership roles in multi-national telecom companies, which led to her role as Group Director of Corporate Affairs at Orange plc where she created and built an award-winning portfolio of arts, education and cultural sponsorship.

Born in Adpar, Newcastle Emlyn, Ceredigion, Denise was educated at Llandysul Grammar School and King’s College, University of London. A Welsh speaker, she is passionate about harnessing the power of heritage, culture and the arts in regenerating communities in Wales and across the UK.