Cllr William Powell

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Title: Chair of Audit and Risk Committee

Appointing Authority: Powys County Council

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Contact information

Mobile:  07703112113


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Committee appointments

Term of Office

  • 26/05/2022 - 25/05/2027

Additional Information

William has been Powys County Councillor for his home town of Talgarth since 2004 and served previously on BBNPA from 2004 – 2011.  He was Welsh Liberal Democrat Senedd Member for Mid & West Wales and Chair of the National Assembly Petitions Committee from 2011 – 2016, and subsequently served on the Welsh Government EU Advisory Group. He has been Board Member for Wales of Transport Focus, the statutory transport watchdog, since 2017 and also serves as a Trustee of PAVO and is a member of the Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Panel.

An Oxford University graduate, qualified modern languages teacher, and partner in the family farm, William is strongly committed to a European & internationalist agenda. He believes that Wales needs to play its full part in global environmental and climate challenges. He is proud to have played a key role in Senedd scrutiny of the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 and in the appointment of Future Generations Commissioner Sophie Howe.