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Dyfed Edwards

Chair, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Dyfed Edwards has been an Independent Member on the Board of Public Health Wales since April 2018.  He was appointed Deputy Chair of the Welsh Revenue Authority in September 2018, having served on the Board since October 2017.   

Dyfed is past Leader of Gwynedd Council, a position he held between 2008 and 2017, when he stood down as an elected representative.

He was also Vice President of the Welsh Local Government Association and served as a representative on the Welsh Government/Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) Finance Sub-Group and as spokesperson on housing, the Welsh language, heritage, sport and the arts during this period. Dyfed has also served as member of the Welsh Government Expert Group on Housing an Ageing Population and the Welsh Government Welsh Speaking Communities Task and Finish Group.

Dyfed has wide knowledge of education in Wales as a past teacher and governor of both primary and secondary schools having held the position of portfolio leader for education in Gwynedd prior to his appointment as Leader.

He has served on voluntary and third sector organisations in Gwynedd and has experience in the SME sector establishing a music publishing business before taking up his post as leader of Gwynedd.

Dyfed was recognised with the award of Welsh Local Politician of the Year in 2009.

He was born and brought up in Rhosllannerchrugog, Wrexham and now lives in Penygroes, Gwynedd.  In his leisure time Dyfed enjoys sport, the arts, walking and reading.