Rhodri Glyn Thomas was a Member of the
National Assembly for Wales between May 1999 and April 2016. This
was his biography at the time he left.
Rhodri was born in Wrexham in 1953. He attended the University of
Wales Aberystwyth, Bangor and Lampeter. He is a minister of
religion, and is also a company director. He is a fluent Welsh
Rhodri was first elected to the Assembly in May 1999. His political
interests include agriculture and the rural economy, Europe, and
social and transport issues. When Plaid Cymru entered into a
coalition government with Welsh Labour in July 2007, Rhodri was
appointed as Minister for Heritage but later resigned the position
in 2008. Following that resignation, he served as Chair of the
Rural Development Sub-Committee, member of the European and
External Affairs Committee, and the Sustainability Committee.
Rhodri is former
Chair of CND Cymru, the Welsh spokesperson for Private Business and
Chair of the Mid and South Wales Liaison Committee of NSPCC Wales.
Rhodri has also served as a chair of school governors.