Alun Shurmer in blue suit, white shirt and blue tie looks at the camera

Alun Shurmer

Director of Customer Strategy and Communications,
Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water,

Wales Advisory Board

Alun joined Dŵr Cymru as Director of Communications at the start of 2012. Since joining the company Alun has appointed a new and experienced communications team with extensive experience in marketing, media relations, public affairs and community engagement.

Having studied international politics and strategic studies followed by a masters in international history – both at Aberystwyth University – Alun worked as a researcher and press officer in the House of Commons before being appointed Communications Manager for the London Congestion Charge at Transport for London.  During his time at Transport for London, Alun was also a member of the team looking after media relations in the aftermath of the 7/7 bombings.

In 2006 Alun returned to Cardiff as Head of Communications for Plaid Cymru where he led communications for the 2007 Assembly election campaign, which resulted in Plaid forming a coalition government. From 2007 until 2012 Alun was Head of Communications at BBC Cymru Wales .

Alun is married and has a one-year-old daughter, Miriam, sings in a choir and enjoys watching rugby.