Our President - Roy Noble OBE. DL. K St J.
|We are honoured to have Roy Noble
as our President since 1987.
native of Brynaman in the Amman Valley of Carmarthenshire and
for the last 30 years has lived in Aberdare.
His early professional career was in education and he's been
Head Teacher at Ysgol Thomas Stephens, Pontneddfechan and at
Llangattock Primary School, Crickhowell, Powys.
Roy's move to broadcasting was gradual and part-time. He started
by writing and presenting a weekly Letter From Aberdare on the
AM programme. He eventually joined the BBC full time and his
daily radio programme has attained some of the highest listening
figures in Wales. In 1999 he received a Sony Award.
Also well known in TV, Roy's presented a number of shows
including co-hosting a weekly Sunday morning magazine programme
for BBC Wales and a series of Noble Guides, covering many
subjects from Paris to manliness and mortality.
This popular series also covered a journey along the Celtic rim
of Europe. More recently his series Common Ground was highly
acclaimed, gaining him the Royal Television Society award as
Regional Presenter of the Year in 2000.
In 2001 Roy was awarded an OBE for his charity work. Roy is also
Vice Lord Lieutenant of Mid Glamorgan and Commander of St John
In 2012, after 27 years of broadcasting, Roy decided to "do
something Woganesque" and move from daily broadcasting to Sunday
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