Our current Mayor
Councillor Christopher Walsh is the Mayor in Office for 2020/21.
Christopher Walsh – Biography
Hello my name is Chris Walsh and I live in Beacons Park, with my wife Lynne. We have two grown up children and a grandson “Noah”. I was originally born in Widnes, Lancashire and moved to Wales in 1984 to commence my nurse training at Mid Wales Hospital, Talgarth. I qualified in 1988 and hold three professional nursing qualifications in Mental Health Nursing, General Nursing and Health Visiting.
I retired from the NHS after 30 years of service. I was working in a senior management position as an Assistant Director of Nursing. I have a wide range of skills including experience in project and performance management, workforce planning and commissioning of services. I hold a Master’s Degree in Business (MBA) and a BSc (Hons) Degree in Social Science / Economics from the Open University.
Since 2004 I have been running a part time business in genealogy & family history. I am currently studying with The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies to obtain a professional genealogy qualification.
In 1995 I stood as a candidate in a By-Election for the St John’s Ward to gain my place on Brecon Town Council. It is an honor to be elected as a representative for the St John’s East Ward and this Mayoral year will coincide with 25 years continuous service. I was elected as the Mayor of Brecon on two previous occasions in 1999-2000 and 2005–2006.
In addition to my role as a Councillor, I am the current chair of the Town Council’s Finance Committee. Throughout my council career I have served as a School Governor at Priory Church of Wales School and on various Management Boards. Currently I represent the Town Council on the National Park Sustainability Grant Committee. Additionally I am an active member of Brecon 20 /20 Town Plan and a member of the Heritage & Cultural project and the St John’s Community Speed Watch Group.