Cllr Jane Mudd

Councillor Jane Mudd


Councillor Jane Mudd is a member of the Cardiff Capital Region Cabinet and CCR portfolio holder for Learning, Skills and Talent. Jane is the Leader of Newport City Council and portfolio holder for Strategic Finance and Economic Growth. She is also the Deputy Chair of the cross border Western Gateway economic partnership.


With over 20 years’ experience in higher education and research, Jane has a background in Housing and Regeneration. She was formerly the Head of the Department of Social Policy at Cardiff Metropolitan University having previously led the Department of Applied Community Sciences and Public Protection and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing and former Chair of CIH Cymru, she is also an Independent member of the Regulatory Board for Housing (Wales) and the former Board Chair of Newport City Homes.


Jane is also the Deputy Presiding Officer of the Welsh Local Government Association. A director of Data Cymru; Councillor Mudd is also the WLGA Spokesperson for Digital and Innovation. She currently represents the Gwent local authorities on the WLGA Safer Communities Board and is also the WLGA Spokesperson for Equalities.

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