Anglesey Council have appointed a new deputy chief executive.
Dylan Williams succeeds Annwen Morgan, who became the local authority’s new chief executive earlier this month.
Mr Williams, who joined the council in 1996, is currently director of Place and Community Wellbeing. He was formally appointed on Tuesday (22nd October) and will take up his new role in the coming weeks.
Mr Williams said: ”I look forward to working with colleagues and elected members to ensure we continue to deliver the best possible services to residents and local communities, despite diminishing budgets.”
”The new role will also provide significant challenges as I focus on key transformation programmes, such as place shaping and school modernisation as well as wider partnership initiatives, both on a regional and national level.”
Originally from Newborough, Mr Williams started as a planning and economic development trainee, eventually being promoted to being head of the department in 2010.
A shake-up in senior management saw him add Head of Regulation to his duties in 2016. In recent years, he’s played a key role in council strategies including the Anglesey Energy Island programme, improvement plans for leisure and maritime services, and destination management.
Mr Williams was involved in the Wylfa Newydd project until it was put on hold by developers Hitachi earlier this year. He’s also responsible for developing other energy projects as part of the North Wales Growth Deal.
Council leader Llinos Medi said ”He will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in local government to the role and I look forward to working with him.”
“Our council plan includes many ambitious and important targets as we look to support individuals, families and local communities.”
”At its core, is our desire to create the right conditions for everyone to fulfil their long-term potential; to support the vulnerable and keep them safe and healthy; and work in partnership with communities to ensure that they can meet future challenges.”
Mr Williams, who now lives in Llanfairpwll, studied at Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni and Y Coleg Normal in Bangor before studying environmental planning and change management at Liverpool John Moores University.