Minister for Education and the Welsh
Key interests and
His interests include economic and community development,
and education and skills. Jeremy lives in Rhiwfawr in the Neath constituency
and enjoys films, reading, cooking, hiking, cycling, and following rugby.
Jeremy was born and brought up in Pontarddulais and
as a Welsh speaker, he was educated at Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera in the Swansea
valley and New College, Oxford where he read law. Straight after graduating, he
taught law at Warsaw University in Poland.
Jeremy practised as a solicitor in London initially,
and then held senior legal and commercial posts in media sector businesses
including ITV and with the US television network and film studio, NBC
Universal. After returning to live in Wales, he set up his own consultancy
working with international clients in the broadcast and digital sectors. Jeremy
has been a trustee and secretary of the social justice charity the Bevan
Foundation. He also has experience as a youth mentor and as an adviser at free
legal advice centres.
He was elected to the Welsh Parliament, commonly
known as the Senedd, for Neath constituency in May 2016, he sits as a Welsh
Labour and Co-operative party Member of the Senedd, following the retirement of
Gwenda Thomas AM/AC. Prior to joining the Welsh Government in 2017, Jeremy was
a member of a number of parliamentary committees including Economy, Skills and
Infrastructure; Culture, Welsh Language and Communications and the External
Affairs Committee. He also chaired the Co-operative group of Labour MS’s.
Jeremy was appointed to the Cabinet as Counsel General in November 2017.
Following the election of Mark Drakeford MS/AS as Welsh Labour Leader and First
Minister in December 2018, he retained this role along with assuming the new
post of Brexit Minister. Prior to the 2021 Senedd election, Jeremy served as
the Counsel General and Minister for European Transition, also leading the work
on Wales’ recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
of Interests – Fifth Senedd (PDF, 3.25MB)