Councillor Andrew Morgan OBE is from Mountain Ash in the Cynon Valley and has been a County Borough Councillor since 2004, representing the former ward of Mountain Ash West and the present ward of Mountain Ash.
In 2022, he was recognised with an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his outstanding record of public service. Councillor Morgan was formerly an employee of Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council before standing for election to represent his local community.
He was appointed to the Cabinet in 2008 and was the Cabinet Member for Transport, Customer Care and Emergency Planning for four years before being given the portfolio for Frontline Services. He became Leader of the Council in May 2014.
In late 2019, Councillor Morgan was elected as the Leader of the Welsh Local Government Association and was recently re-elected at the start of the new Council term in 2022. He continues to be the Spokesperson for Transport, Environment and Sustainability and a member of the Executive Board. Prior to being the Leader of the WLGA, Councillor Morgan was the Presiding Officer. He is also the portfolio holder for Housing and Clean Growth on the Cardiff Capital Region City Deal and a member of the Transport Authority, having previously served as the Chair of the CCR City Deal.
Councillor Morgan has previously chaired the South East Wales Transport Alliance (SEWTA), having earlier served as Vice-Chair.