Chief Executive of Carmarthenshire County Council
Wendy Walters was appointed Chief Executive of Carmarthenshire County Council in June 2019 after 16 years of service with the Authority.
Mrs Walters has previously served the Council as Director of Regeneration and Policy, Assistant Chief Executive and Head of Economic Development, as well as in other senior management positions.
As Chief Executive, Mrs Walters has overall responsibility to deliver the Council’s key corporate and partnership priorities as set out in the Corporate Strategy (2018 – 2023), working with Elected Members and providing strategic leadership, advice and direction to the Council in delivering its vision.
Mrs Walters leads the Corporate Management Team and delivers the Authority’s statutory obligations as the Head of Paid Service, as well as being the Council’s principal policy advisor.
She plays a key role in several regional collaborations, securing and delivering EU and external funding programmes and multi-million pound regeneration developments for Carmarthenshire.
Her role also includes being Clerk to the Lieutenancy, the Proper Officer for the Coroner Service, and Returning Officer for Parliamentary, National Assembly, County Council and other elections.
Mrs Walters has worked in the private and voluntary sectors prior to joining Carmarthenshire County Council.
Mrs Walters was born, raised, and has spent the majority of her life living in Carmarthenshire, and is a proud fluent Welsh speaker.