Annwen Morgan will be the next chief executive of Anglesey Council.
The former headteacher has spent the last three years at the local authority as deputy chief executive. She’ll take charge in October following the retirement of Dr Gwynne Jones.
Mrs Morgan was formally appointed during a meeting in Llangefni on Thursday afternoon (22nd August). She is the first female CEO in the county council’s history.
She joined Bodedern High School in 1983, before going onto become head of its Welsh language department eleven years later, and finally, as the school’s headteacher in 2007.
Mrs Morgan said on Thursday she pledged to do her ‘upmost for the people of Anglesey’ as the island’s county council faces ‘significant’ financial challenges.
She added: ‘I look forward to building on the excellent work of my predecessor…and continuing to work with partners and colleagues in local communities across all sectors of society to deliver for Ynys Môn.’
As deputy chief executive, Annwen Morgan has led the council’s strategy to promote using the Welsh language within its own day-to-day workings.
She’s also worked on such projects as the school regeneration scheme, economic regeneration and community safety, along with a revamp of adult social services. She is also chair of the North Wales Modern Slavery Group.
Council leader Llinos Medi said: ‘As Anglesey’s chief executive, Annwen will play a vital role in our improvement journey and driving forward positive change to create a healthy, thriving and prosperous Anglesey.’
‘She will also provide the vital bond that is needed between staff and elected members, at the county council, as we work together to provide residents with the best possible services, despite our severely diminishing budgets.’