Former Powys MS Kirsty Williams has announced her next move post-politics after being named vice chair of Powys Teaching Health Board.

Health Minister Eluned Morgan today announced the appointment of the former Brecon and Radnorshire MS, who served as Education Minister before standing aside from the Senedd at last year's elections.

Following her retirement from frontline politics in May 2021, she now chairs the advisory board for the International Learning Exchange Programme, Wales’ replacement for the Erasmus programme.

The ex-Liberal Democrat minister is also a commissioner to the Independent Commission on the Constitutional Future of Wales.

The appointment will run from January 10 until January 9, 2026.

Health and Social Services Minister Eluned Morgan said: “I am very pleased to invite Kirsty Williams to serve as Vice Chair to the Powys Teaching Health Board.

“She brings a range of skills and experience and will make a vital contribution to the work of the Board.

“I wish her every success in the role and look forward to continuing the Welsh Government’s work with Powys Teaching Health Board to deliver our healthcare ambitions as we look beyond the pandemic.”

Professor Vivienne Harpwood, chair of Powys Teaching Health Board, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Kirsty Williams CBE to the health board.

“She brings with her enormous experience as a longstanding advocate for the people of Powys as a public servant and as a former Welsh Government Minister.

“She will be a great asset to the board, and I am very much looking forward to working with her in the months and years ahead as Powys Teaching Health Board navigates some of the toughest challenges the NHS in Wales has ever faced.”

The appointment was made following a fair and open process, the Welsh Government said.