Jeff Cuthbert was a Member of the National
Assembly for Wales between May 2004 and April 2016. This was his
biography at the time he left.
Jeff was born in Glasgow before moving
to Cardiff with his parents where he was educated at Whitchurch
County Secondary Modern School. He then studied Mining Engineering
at University College, Cardiff.
Jeff began his career in the mining
industry, and later worked for the Welsh Joint Education Committee
as Head of the Asset to the Industry Unit.
He is on the Board of Governors for
Trinity Fields School, a member of the Court at Cardiff University
and formerly on the Board of Managers for the College at Ystrad
Mynach. Jeff is also a corporate member of the Chartered Institute
of Personnel and Development.
Jeff was first elected to
the Assembly in 2003.
Before his appointment as
the Deputy Minister for Skills in May 2011 Jeff served as the Chair
of the All Wales Programme Monitoring Committee for the Structural
Funds. He founded and chaired the Cross-Party Built Environment
Group, the Cross-Party Healthy Living Group, Cross-Party Diabetes
Group and co-founded and co-chaired the Cross-Party Beer and the
Pub Group. He was also a member of the Wales Branch Executive of
the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.
Jeff chaired the Committee
on Standards of Conduct and has been a member of the European and
External Affairs Committee, the Enterprise and Learning Committee
and the Public Accounts Committee.
Jeff is a member of UNITE the Union,
and before his appointment by the First Minister as the Deputy
Minister for Skills, he served as the co-ordinator of the UNITE
group of Labour AMs.