Jeff Cuthbert was elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent in May 2016 after standing down as the Welsh Assembly Member for Caerphilly. After a 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.
First 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). Jeff previously chaired the Welsh Assembly’s Committee on Standards of Conduct, and was a member of the Enterprise and Business Committee and the Environment and Sustainability Committee.
Jeff is the Deputy Lead of both the APCC Portfolio Group on Police Technology & Digital, and the APCC Portfolio Group on Business Enablers.