Key interests and
was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the internationally-renowned
Harvard University where he studied a Masters in Public Administration. He went
on to become a Fellow at the Centre for International Development at Harvard’s
John F. Kennedy School of Government.
2014 he won the Bronze Medal at the New York Film and Television Festival for
his documentary on the 1984/85 Miners Strike. In 2015 his four-part series was
recognised with two BAFTA Cymru Awards.
was born in Carmarthen into a miner’s family and was educated at Ysgol Dyffryn
Aman and then Cardiff University where he graduated with a BSc (Econ).
is a former Managing Director of Newidiem, a UK policy and economics
consultancy, and former Executive Director of the Welsh economic development
and cultural change agency, Menter a Busnes.
being elected to the National Assembly, Adam worked as a Senior Programme
Manager for a UK Innovation Foundation.
is a former Member of Parliament, representing the Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
constituency between 2001 and 2010.
voracious opponent of the Iraq War and Tony Blair’s role in the outbreak of
war, Adam led an attempt, alongside other Plaid Cymru and SNP members, to
impeach Tony Blair. Adam was ejected from the House of Common’s chamber on 17
March 2005 for refusing to retract his statement accusing Tony Blair of having
initiated a three-hour debate on an enquiry into the Iraq War, resulting in the
establishment of the Chilcot Enquiry.
his time at the Commons he served on the Culture, Media and Sport Committee and
was Plaid Cymru’s spokesperson for Treasury, Business, Innovation and Skills.
was voted the only Welsh MP to retain public support in the Western Mail’s
online poll of MPs’ during the expenses scandal of 2009. He was named as the
2007 BBC AM.PM Communicator of the Year, and won the 2005 ITV Welsh Political
Awards Campaigning Politician of the Year.