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Ruth Dawson

Head of Communications

Ruth has over a decade of experience in the media and communications industry having worked on some of Wales and the UK’s leading websites and titles.

Throughout her career she has worked as an editor and digital content/breaking news strategist, in industry press roles as well as with the South Wales Evening Post, and international website The Conversation.

Prior to joining Community Housing Cymru, Ruth was a key senior member of the communications teams at Swansea Bay University Health Board, and subsequently Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board. During her time with NHS Wales, she worked on the Covid-19 response, leading internal and external communications strategies and creating new tools and channels at pace to engage a variety of stakeholders and audiences.

At Community Housing Cymru Ruth leads all communications across the organisation, including overseeing the organisation’s multi-channel strategies, high profile campaigns, crisis communications, and membership communications. Working with members, Ruth is additionally the Community Housing Cymru lead for the communications and external affairs membership community.

Ruth is also part of the senior management team.