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The Commissioners and their role

The Government of Wales Act 2006 maintains that membership of the Assembly Commission will include the Presiding Officer and four other Assembly Members. Standing Order 3.3 sets out the arrangement for the appointment of the four other Assembly Members, and states that there will not be more than one member (other than the Presiding Officer) from the same political group.

The Assembly Commissioners were elected by Members in Plenary on 25 May 2011. Along with the Presiding Officer, who chairs the Commission, the members are  Sandy Mewies AM, Angela Burns AM, Rhodri Glyn Thomas AM and Peter Black AM.

The Commissioners and their role | National Assembly for Wales

Portfolio

Commissioner

Presiding Officer and Commission Chair, taking lead responsibility for Communications, and professional development for Members and their staff.

Dame Rosemary Butler AM

Budget, governance, including Audit and Risk Assurance Committee membership. Links with the Remuneration Board. The improvement of services to Members.The Commission as the employer of Assembly staff.

Angela Burns AM

ICT, broadcasting and e-democracy. The Assembly Estate and Sustainability.

Peter Black AM

Education services, front of house, the Assembly’s facilities, retail, catering and security. The Commission’s statutory equality functions.

Sandy Mewies AM

The Commission’s official languages function and policy. Legal Services and Freedom of Information (FOI).

Rhodri Glyn Thomas AM

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