Alex Howells
Alex Howells

Chief Executive

01443 846379

About Me

Chief Executive


Alex Howells

Chief Executive

01443 846352



Alex started working in the NHS as a graduate management trainee and has held a number of senior management posts across south Wales over the last 20 years, including nine years as Director of Planning for Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust.

Alex was appointed to ABMU Health Board when it was first formed in 2009, as Director of Primary, Community and Mental Health Services, and was made Chief Operating Officer in April 2012 with day to day responsibility for delivery of all clinical services within the Health Board. 

Following a year as Interim Chief Executive Officer at ABMU Health Board, Alex was appointed CEO of HEIW in February 2018.




  • Development of strategic direction;
  • Culture of improvement and learning;
  • Advocate for prudent healthcare principles;
  • Embedding a multi professional approach in all activities;
  • Optimising use of resources available for education and workforce development;
  • Development of effective partnerships.