Bev Smith is a member of the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales
Bev was born and brought up in the Rhondda valley and is an experienced public servant of 32 years. As a specialist in economic regeneration and emergency planning her career has involved time working in a wide range of District and Borough Councils within England. Her most recent roles have been at Chief Executive level in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire and North West Leicestershire driving economic growth and supporting local democracy as the a electoral returning officer and regional Police and Crime Commissioner returning officer.
She is also chair of the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission Wales working collaboratively with Welsh Government and principal and community councils to set electoral boundaries and contribute to effective and efficient local democracy.
She believes strongly in the strength of partnership working and the role the Panel has in supporting a diverse democracy in Wales.