The Entrepreneurship Champions are appointed by Business Minister Edwina Hart to proactively promote entrepreneurship and provide guidance on entrepreneurship policy to the Welsh Government.
Announcing his appointment Mrs Hart said:
" We want to encourage and support entrepreneurs in Wales and the Champions bring their individual expertise and experience to the table.
“They advise on what support is needed to help start-up and small firms with real potential to thrive and grow and how the Welsh Government can embed an entrepreneurial culture in Wales. I welcome the addition of Dr John Geraint to the network."
Green Bay Media produced this year’s record-breaking BBC Wales’s series ‘The Story of Wales’ with Huw Edwards and makes drama, documentary and arts programmes for leading Welsh, UK and international broadcasters, including S4C, BBC, Channel 5, National Geographic and France Televisions.
John was previously a BBC programme-maker and executive and received a Royal Television Society Award for his outstanding contribution to television.
“Being entrepreneurial has been at the heart of Green Bay’s success over the years. I’m delighted to have this opportunity to champion the cause of business playing its part in creating a more prosperous Wales for us all.”
A fluent Welsh speaker, John is a trustee of the Arts Council of Wales and served as a member of the Wales Employment and Skills Board from 2008-2011.
He is also Chair of Zoom Cymru, a media development charity for young people which incorporates a major international festival of children's film. Based in the former South Wales coalfield, Zoom recently won a major Big Lottery grant to expand its activities across the nation.