One of north Wales’ business leaders has taken up the voluntary chairmanship of the North Wales Police and Community Trust (PACT).

Ashley Rogers is well known in north Wales and north west business circles in his role as commercial director and former chair of the Business Council for North Wales, as well as running his own consultancy business and holding a number of North Wales regional roles.

Since 1998 PACT has been supporting community led projects across north Wales with grants that help bring together and build safe and resilient communities, and is delighted to welcome Mr Rogers to the Board of Trustees bringing with him a wealth of UK and international private sector experience to PACT.

Mr Rogers, a former Prestatyn High School pupil, has worked in international trade development for the Republic of Ireland and European Marketing for leading US and UK consumer products businesses, based in the UK and mainland Europe.

He returned to his native north Wales in 2011 after successfully completing a Land's End to John O'Groats 1200 mile solo trek for Hope House Children's Hospice.

Mr Rogers balances his own business with his regional role at the business council which represents 12+ business bodies including the FSB, Chamber of Commerce and North Wales Tourism.

He was a board member of the North Wales Economic Ambition Board for four years and is the private sector lead for North Wales on the cross-border Growth Track 360 Rail Task force.

Mr Rogers said: “The health and wellbeing of our communities has never been more important, and I am proud to take over as chair following and building on the work of the Chief Constable and the late David Williams MBE.

"I look forward to working with our Trustees, the PCC, North Wales Police and wider partners including the business community for the benefit of our residents.”

Chief Constable Carl Foulkes said: “PACT is a hugely supportive body making things happen across North Wales in support of both policing and the Police and Crime Commissioners priorities.

"It has been a privilege to chair the group until the appointment of Ashley and I look forward to working with him as he brings so much to this role.”

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