Our current Mayor
Councillor Ann Mathias is the Mayor in Office for 2019/20.
Ann Mathias – Biography
A fluent Welsh speaker, originally from Anglesey, Ann has had over twenty years’ media experience in Wales. She started her career with BBC Wales in 1983 and worked on numerous news and current affairs programmes in radio and television in both languages. When she left BBC Wales in 2003, she was the senior director on the BBC’s flagship Welsh news programme Wales Today.
Ann and her family moved to Brecon in 2001 and she ran her own business in the town for seven years. Oriel Pen y Fan was an art gallery specialising in contemporary Welsh art.
She has been the Chair of Brecknock and Radnor Community Health Council and a Lay Representative for the Wales Deanery at Cardiff Medical School.
Ann was co-opted as a Councillor for St John’s East Ward in June 2016. She has been Chair of the Council’s Environment Committee for the past two years.