Alun was elected to the National Assembly in May 2007. He is
from Tredegar and was educated at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth.
After graduating, Alun was elected President of the National Union of Students
Wales and then worked as a campaigner for World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and
Oxfam, which included international assignments in Rwanda and the Balkans.
Alun has also enjoyed a successful career with Hyder Plc. as
a public relations manager, before being appointed Head of Public Affairs at
the UK Atomic Energy Authority and S4C (Sianel Pedwar Cymru) as Director of
Corporate Affairs. Prior to being elected, Alun was director of his own
business, Bute Communications. He has worked throughout Europe and the Middle
East and has been a regular speaker at international seminars and conferences.
Since being elected to the National Assembly, Alun has sat
on a number of different committees and has chaired the Broadcasting Committee
and Rural Development Sub-Committee. He has been active campaigning on local
and national issues from the availability of broadband and access to public
transport to poverty, deprivation and the improvement of public services.
Following re-election to the National Assembly for Wales in
May 2011, Alun Davies was appointed Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Food,
Fisheries and European Programmes, and, in March 2013, was appointed Minister
for Natural Resources and Food.
In May 2016 Alun was re-elected a Assembly Member for
Blaenau Gwent and appointed Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language.