Judith was appointed to her role in November 2021. Her work includes both supporting Ministerial priorities for health and social care within the Civil Service structures, and the leadership and oversight of NHS Wales. 

Judith’s previous post was as Chief Executive of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. She joined the Health Board as Director of Planning & Operations in 2009 and subsequently became Chief Operating Officer / Deputy CEO before her appointment as Chief Executive in October 2014. She has worked in the NHS since 1980 and has undertaken a variety of operational, planning and commissioning roles in several NHS organisations across South, Mid and West Wales.  

Judith has a keen interest in partnership working across public services, primary care and community development, values-based healthcare and staff development and engagement. In June 2019 Judith was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her services to delivery and management in NHS Wales.