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Professor Carwyn Jones

Professor Carwyn Jones

Former First Minister of Wales, Aberystwyth University

Carwyn Jones is an experienced leader, advisor and presenter. He stood down as First Minister of Wales in December 2018 after nine years in the role and eighteen consecutive years in government.

As First Minister he was responsible for a budget of some £16bn a year and led a government that introduced the Human Trasplantation(Wales) Act and Well-Being of Future Generations Act.

He also led bids to bring investment into Wales and saw companies such as Aston Martin and CAF come to Wales to add to expansion by existing companies such as Airbus, GE and General Dynamics. In addition, he led the team that brought the Champions League Final to Wales as well as the Rugby Union and League World Cups and Ashes Tests.

An experienced presenter and speaker he has spoken at events at the European Parliament, European Commission, United States Congress, the United Nations and the Chicago Centre for Global Affairs.

He has secured positions in broadcasting, business and higher education since 2018 and stepped down from the Welsh Parliament in April 2021

When time allows, he is a sport fanatic and likes to read and enjoys walking in the countryside when he gets the chance.