Economy and Transport
contact details provided are for Ken Skates in their role as an Assembly
Member, and should be used if you wish to contact them in this role. If you
wish to contact Ken Skates in their entirely separate role as a Minister in the
Welsh Government please use the Ministerial contact details on the Welsh
Government’s website: http://gov.wales/about/cabinet/writingtoministers/?lang=en
Key interests and
his free time, Ken enjoys running, swimming, hiking and curling as well as
having an interest in gardening, art and architectural design. His political
interests include skills training, tourism, environmental protection, mental
health, sport and fitness and social inclusion.
Skates was born in 1976 in Wrexham, educated at Mold Alun School and went on to
study Social and Political Science at Cambridge University.
was previously a journalist at the Wrexham Leader newspaper, and BBC Wales in
Wrexham. He was PA to Mark Tami MP.
2008, he was elected a community councillor. Ken’s policy interests include
manufacturing, mental health, sport and leisure, eliminating poverty and
was appointed to the Welsh Government as Deputy Minister for Skills and
Technology in 2011. He was then appointed Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport
and Tourism in 2014 and promoted to Cabinet Secretary for Economy and
Infrastructure in May 2016.