Alwen joined BT in January 1996 as a member of the Welsh Language Bureau in Colwyn Bay. She then spent over ten years in Cardiff initially joining the BT Wales corporate communications team and later developing her career in communications and stakeholder management. Her roles in marketing and internal communications led her to gain expertise and experience in developing and leading communication during transformational change.
Alwen has held a number of roles in HR, specialising in employee engagement and culture change as well as her most recent role developing and leading the engagement, communication and business adoption strategy and plan for BT’s HR Transformation programme in the UK and across 71 countries globally.
Alwen was appointed as BT Director Wales in September 2015. She is a co-opted member of both the Business Wales Board and the Deeside Enterprise Zone Advisory Board. In July 2016 Alwen received an Honorary Fellowship of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David
In 2014 Alwen graduated with a first class honours degree in Leadership and Management from the Open University and is currently working towards a Masters in Executive Coaching with Ashridge Business School.
Alwen grew up on the family farm in Gwytherin, a small village in Conwy, and now lives in Connah’s Quay, Flintshire. In her spare time Alwen enjoys anything that involves being active and outdoors.