Leader, Cardiff Council
Councillor Huw Thomas is the leader of Cardiff Council and is the youngest council leader in Wales.
Huw has served as a local councillor for the Splott ward in Cardiff since 2012 and has previously held the positions of cabinet member for sport, leisure & culture and cabinet member for adult social services.
He was elected as leader of the council in May 2017 and his administration has prioritised tackling inequality and growing the city’s economy for the benefit of all communities, whilst ensuring that Cardiff’s growth is clean and sustainable.
He chairs the Cardiff public services board and is a director of Millennium Stadium Plc. He is also the Welsh local government association spokesperson for culture, tourism & major events.
Huw has previously held positions with sustainable travel group Sustrans and as a project manager for Airbus. More recently, he was employed as the Head of Christian Aid Wales.
Originally from Aberystwyth, Huw graduated in music from Oxford University before completing a Masters in International Relations at Aberystwyth University.
Away from politics, Huw supports Aberystwyth Town and is a devoted Wales football fan. A supporter of culture and the arts, Huw has played with the National Youth Orchestra of Wales. He is also an outdoor enthusiast, keen cyclist and fluent Welsh speaker