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Jeff Cuthbert PCC – Patron

Jeff was born in Glasgow before moving to Cardiff at a young age and studied mining engineering at University College, Cardiff. After a successful career as an engineer, Jeff went on to work in education, working with the Welsh Joint Educational Committee (WJEC) and serving on the boards of several educational institutions including Cardiff University and The College, Ystrad Mynach. Elected to the National Assembly for Wales in 2003, he served as Deputy Minister for Skills (2011-2013, with the Technology brief added in 2013) and then Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty (2013-2014), in which role he introduced the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act. Jeff has previously chaired the Assembly’s Committee on Standards of Conduct, and he is currently a member of the Enterprise and Business Committee and the Environment and Sustainability Committee. Jeff Cuthbert was elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent on 8th May 2016 after standing down as the Welsh Assembly Member for Caerphilly.

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