South Wales Central AM has paid tribute to Marie Curie Wales Advisory Board chairman Gareth Williams – on the news he is standing down from the role.
Mr Williams – of Treoes, Vale of Glamorgan – has held the role for a number of years – and has a strong record of commitment to public service in Wales.
In addition to his role at Marie Curie – Mr Williams has also served as chair of Trustees of Scots Wales, chair of the Institute of Directors Wales and as a Trustee of Museums Wales.
He was awarded the OBE in 2016 for public and voluntary services in Wales.
In a letter to Mr Williams – Mr Davies paid tribute to his commitment to public service – and emphasised that his successor would have an “extremely hard act to follow”.
Mr Davies said, “I would like to pay tribute to Gareth on the news he is standing down as chair of the Wales Advisory Board for Marie Curie.
“It is one of many roles he has held in the charitable and voluntary sector over many years – and it is clear he has made a huge contribution to public life.
“All of this culminated in him rightly being awarded the OBE in 2016 – which was fully deserved for all of his hard work.
“While plaudits and honours are the last thing on his mind when carrying out what he sees as his public duty – it is absolutely right we show our appreciation for all he has done.
“I have no doubts that his successor will have an extremely hard act to follow – and I’d like to wish Gareth all the best for the future.”