Dyfed Edwards joins Public Health Wales Board

The Minister of Health and Social Services has announced that, following a formal public appointments recruitment process, Dyfed Edwards has been appointed to the Public Health Wales Board.

He joins as a full non-executive board member, on a four year term, as a general representative. 

Dyfed has been a member of the Board, on a role share basis with Alison Ward, since April 2018 with both of them fulfilling the Local Government Non Executive role.

Dyfed has extensive experience of local government in Wales, serving as Leader of Gwynedd Council between 2008 and 2017 and as Vice President of the Welsh Local Government Association.

Jan Williams, Chair of Public Health Wales said:

“I am delighted that the Public Health Wales Board will have the benefit of Dyfed’s wealth of experience for a further four years and I look forward to continuing to work with him on the opportunities and challenges ahead of us.” 

Dyfed Edwards said:

"I am very pleased to able to contribute to the work of Public Health Wales and help work towards achieving the ambition of a healthier, happier and fairer Wales. There are exciting opportunities to work with others and make a real difference to the lives of people in communities across Wales. I am grateful for the opportunity to support the public health agenda at this time."

All Non-Executive Board members of Public Health Wales are appointed by the Minister for Health and Social Services, following a formal recruitment process in line with the requirements of the Commissioner for Public Appointments.