Camlas
Angela Burns

Angela Burns

Chair

Prior to joining Camlas as Chair of the Board, Angela had gained considerable experience in both business and politics. As the Senedd Member for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire from 2007 until she stood down in 2021 Angela not only represented her constituents locally and in the Welsh Parliament but held major roles in the Shadow Cabinet, including Shadow Minister for the Environment, Shadow Minister for Education and for the last five years Shadow Minister for Health and Wellbeing.

Angela also spent four years as Chair of the Finance Committee, and from 2011 to 2016 was the Commissioner of the Senedd with responsibility for finances and staff and a Member of the Assembly Commission Audit & Risk Assurance Committee.

Angela’s involvement in politics stemmed a desire to use her business and life experiences to make an active and practical difference to society. Over a 25 year span she worked for organisations ranging from The John Lewis Partnership, Asda and Thorn EMI to smaller enterprises including SMEs in IT. With experience of starting her own business, selling to high profile clients, and managing large teams Angela clearly understands the needs of organisations to be able to communicate effectively with stakeholders.