The manager for the Welsh ladies football team has been chosen as one of dozens of Welshmen and women to be named in the Queen’s birthday honours. Award-winning author Sarah Walters, TV star Griff Rhys Jones and former Welsh rugby player Nigel Walker are just some of the inspirational figures listed for recognition for the Queen’s 93rd birthday. Here is the full list of the people across the country who have been thanked for their tireless work. Knight’s Bachelor David Willoughby Pountney, CBE. Director. For services to Opera. Sir David Pountney, artistic director of the Welsh National Opera (WNO), took up the position in 2011 but has been collaborating with the company since 1975 when he directed a ground-breaking Janácek cycle of operas. Since 2011, Sir David has made a significant contribution to the wider arts scene in Wales and encouraged partnership working between arts organisations. While continuing to work around the world as a freelance opera director, David has also built a presence for WNO abroad, particularly in Oman and Dubai, where the company was the first British opera company to perform at the new Dubai Opera House in 2017. Other recipients: Professor Sir Robert Hughes Williams. For services… Read full this story
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