Mayor of Brecon

Councillor Walsh of Brecon Town Council

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.

Council Career
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 have served as the Chair of the Town Council’s Finance Committee and during my council career I have served as a School Governor at Priory Church of Wales School and sat 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.

contact the mayor

The Mayor can be contacted via the Town Clerk’s office using the contact details at the bottom of this page or by using the contact form

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