Portfolio Director, Ambition North Wales
Prior to this, Alwen had a 24 year career with BTplc and infrastructure provider Openreach Ltd in a range of different strategic and operational leadership roles. In her career within the private sector Alwen developed expertise in strategic communication, working in the areas of marketing, internal communications, change management, public relations, public affairs, employee engagement and human resources. She also gained operational leadership experience in service delivery with responsibility of leading a large, field based team of engineers.
For most of her career Alwen worked in roles outside of Wales but the ‘hiraeth’ to come home took hold and she got the opportunity to take on her current role back at home in North Wales.
Alwen has received an Honorary Fellowship from the University of Wales Trinity St David’s and Glyndwr University in recognition of her contribution to business. She has a first-class honours degree in Leadership and Management from the Open University, a certificate in Executive Coaching with Ashridge Hult Business School and is currently studying for a Masters in Systems Thinking with the Open University.
Alwen lives in Mold, with husband Damian. She regularly participates in fundraising challenges and is a volunteer member of the Princes Trust Wales advisory council. She is also a member of the Open University’s Wales advisory board.