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Chair of the Fire Authority

Janice Dudley​

After Thirteen years serving Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Authority, the Deputy Chair for the last year Cllr Janice Dudley was appointed Chair in June 2016.


Janice has Fifteen years of experience as a local Community Councillor for Blaenhonddan Community Council Neath and Thirteen years as County Borough Councillor for Bryncoch South Neath. This year she was privileged to become Deputy Mayor of the Borough for the municipal year 2016/2017.


Cllr Dudley is the founder and President of the Nifty Wednesday Club Waunceirch and is proud to be Chair of Governors of Waunceirch Primary School along with many more duties and committees.


Janice was promoted to Area Manager of Turners Shoes in 1980, the first Woman to have achieved such a position at that time. She is a well-known business woman who had her own soft furnishing business in Ammanford for many years.

She was an NVQ Assessor and external Verifier for Retail prior to going in to local Government.

Family is very important to Janice and is a fluent Welsh speaker, she is keen to Develop Staff members through Vocational Qualifications to improve staff skill level.​