Bev is a passionate and committed public servant of 32 years starting her career in Lincolnshire Police and working in a wide range of District and Borough Councils within England. Her career has involved economic regeneration and town centre renewal programmes alongside delivering housing growth. Her most recent role is as Chief Executive of North West Leicestershire, which is a council managing significant economic growth within the heart of the National Forest and is host to East Midlands airport one of the largest freight airports in the UK. She has worked across the region and with partners nationally on EU Transition and the response to and recovery from the Covid pandemic within Leicestershire and Rutland.
She has worked with the Local Government Association as a peer reviewer, supporting local government improvement and is an experienced chair, trustee and board member in a wide range of sectors, from environmental bodies, education and sport.
She believes strongly in the strength of partnership working and has built excellent relationships with regional, national and local government colleagues.
As an experienced returning officer she has managed Parliamentary, Mayoral, District, and Police and Crime Commissioner elections and is also a champion of inclusive and accessible democracy. Contributing to research on the voter ID pilots she firmly believes in ensuring the community voice is encouraged and heard to influence place shaping and local and national policy.
'I was born and brought up in the Rhondda valley and even though much of my career has been serving the communities in England my heart has always been in Wales and I am excited and proud to have been given the opportunity to use my experience and skills to work with the Democracy and Boundary Commision in Wales during its next phase. I am also very much looking forward to working with the Welsh local government family. '