Gwynedd Council appoints new Head of Housing and Property
Gwynedd Council has appointed Carys Fôn Williams as the new Head of Housing and Property. Carys succeeds Dafydd Gibbard who was appointed Chief Executive of the Council earlier this year.
Raised in Y Ffôr, Carys attended Bro Plenydd and Ysgol Glan Y Mor schools before studying a degree in Environmental Health at Cardiff University. She has worked in local government since 1993 and for Gwynedd Council since 1996.
Carys started her career with Gwynedd Council as an Environmental Health Officer and then Senior Executive Housing Manager.
On her appointment, she said: “It is a great honour to have been chosen to lead this important field at such a critical time.
“Since the Housing and Property Department was established in 2019, Gwynedd Council has made great strides towards the aim of ensuring that the people of the county have access to affordable homes.
“In December, the Council adopted an exciting Housing Action Plan which will see a £77 million investment in the field over the next few years.
“In addition, our asset management plan secures a multi-million pound investment every year to improve Council buildings such as schools, libraries and care homes which are so important to the people of the county.
"I'm really looking forward to building on the good work that is already happening and to leading the talented team of officers in the department to turn the vision into a reality."
Councillor Craig ab Iago, Gwynedd Council's Cabinet Member for Housing, said:
“As a Council, we have a clear vision and a clear plan for how we are going to tackle the housing crisis that is putting our communities at risk. This includes developing 1,500 affordable homes for the people of Gwynedd over the next six years.
"I'm really looking forward to working with Carys to ensure that as many people as possible in Gwynedd have the right to a suitable home in their own communities."
Carys will take up her role as Gwynedd Council's Head of Housing and Property on 2 August 2021.