Council leader becomes Fellow of IWA

Posted on Thursday 9th November 2017

Councillor Debbie Wilcox, Leader of Newport City Council, has accepted an invitation to become a Fellow of the prestigious Institute of Welsh Affairs.

Councillor Wilcox, the first female leader of the council and the Welsh Local Government Association, joins an illustrious list of members of the independent think-tank.

The category of fellows was created to recognise those who are making significant contributions to society in Wales in their fields of expertise.

Councillor Wilcox said: “I was honoured by the invitation to become a Fellow of the IWA, an independent and highly respected charity which is committed to ensuring Wales continues to develop and thrive.

“Being asked to take on this role is an accolade, not just for myself, but also for the council and the city.

“I look forward to contributing to the IWA’s pioneering and innovative work focussing on the economy, education and health which are so important for the well-being of all those who live and work here.

Institute of Welsh Affairs director Auriol Millier said: 'The IWA is very pleased to welcome Councillor Debbie Wilcox as a Fellow.  Our Fellows bring a rich and diverse range of experience and expertise, bridging the public, private and third sectors, across the political spectrum, and we are grateful for their active support in helping us Make Wales Better.'

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