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Councillor, West Ward

Place of birth: 



Abersychan Comprehensive; Pontypool College; University of Wales, Newport; Chartered Institute of IT.


National Programme Manager at TEC Cymru / Aneurin Bevan University Health Board 


Previous jobs:

Senior IT Project Manager, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board;

Business Development Manager at RWA Consultancy, Blaenavon;

Enterprise Facilitator at Torfaen Council;

Regeneration Officer at Torfaen Council;

Finance Officer at Caerphilly Women’s Aid;

Finance Officer at University of Wales, Newport 


Married to Kyle, Mum to Kelsey, Alex and Benjamin


Member of Shining Stars Ladies Choir; enjoys playing piano; reading; gaming; software design & development


Completed full time University education as teen Mum of twins.  

They are now completing their own University education, in Lincoln and London respectively, graduating 2021.  

Mentored by the world renowned authority in local economic development, Dr. Ernesto Sirolli of the Sirolli Institute. 

Working with 50+ local community leaders to help start or develop over 250 Torfaen Businesses.

Continues to voluntarily support local business start up’s. 

What do you think is the best thing about living in Blaenavon? 

As a community we appreciate and are custodians of the amazing countryside, our industrial heritage and there’s always a warm welcome for our visitors.  Our industrial assets - the history; landscape; architecture and attractions such as Big Pit and the Iron Works are reason enough to fall in love with the town.  But most of all, we appreciate each other, the power of kindness, shaped by our proud Welsh culture developed over hundreds of years. We are passionate and proud. No one is a stranger, we care for our neighbours and help is available at the drop of a hat. I can’t think of a better, more beautiful place to live.  Blaenavon has given me many people to love and so much more in return. 

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