Heather Anstey-Myers joins Manufacturing Wales as new CEO

Manufacturing Wales today announced Heather Anstey-Myers as its new CEO.

The collaborative, industry-led consortium is at the heart of efforts to help Welsh manufacturers build supply chain resilience, maximize sourcing opportunities and promote the country’s world-class manufacturing credentials .

Anstey-Myers joins Manufacturing Wales having recently stepped down as CEO of Chambers Wales. At Chambers Wales, she led a huge transformation to inject a business culture and refocus on customer driven market demand to better support Welsh SMEs. She has also ensured that he has a voice that can influence the most senior decision-makers in international economic, trade and trade policy.

She was previously CEO of the highly acclaimed Abergavenny Food Festival – one of the UK’s largest – where she presented an award-winning showcase for the Welsh food and drink sector.

She has also worked as a senior local authority official, leading organizational change, reviewing decision-making and carrying out a range of building restoration and civil engineering projects.

Heather Anstey-Myers said:

“It is a great privilege for me to champion and sustain Welsh manufacturing by joining Manufacturing Wales as CEO.

Manufacturing Wales has integrity and pedigree because it was set up by Welsh manufacturers to offer solutions to the complex needs and challenges they face. No one knows how to support and grow Welsh manufacturing better than the manufacturers themselves. That’s why, as a membership organization, it’s really unique in Wales, and why I’m so excited to start supporting them.

About her focus on the role of CEO, she said:

“I want to secure stronger sourcing opportunities and connect manufacturing companies to secure joint ventures to maximize their potential to win contracts.

“Working with the Industry Council, I will continue to organize industry-focused events and manufacturing-relevant factory tours and ensure that we work with our academic partners to provide direct links to R&D facilities, attracting talent to work in manufacturing and promoting our produce success stories at scale through our partnership with Business News Wales.

“By developing and growing strong manufacturing networks across Wales, I will help support each other, offering advice from trusted partners connecting our members to academia and serving as a gateway to new markets, including the international market via our partner Global Welsh.

“That’s what makes Manufacturing Wales a truly compelling proposition that Welsh manufacturers can connect to. And who wouldn’t want to be part of it?

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