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.
Y Commissynwyr a'i rol
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 and Freedom of Information (FOI).
Sandy Mewies AM
The Commission’s official languages function and policy. Legal Services.
Rhodri Glyn Thomas AM