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Terms of Office
- 06/05/2011 - 05/04/2016
- 06/05/2016 -
Mark was born and brought up in west Wales
before moving to Cardiff nearly 40 years ago. Since then he has
lived in the Pontcanna area of Cardiff.
A former probation officer, youth justice
worker and Barnardos project leader in Ely and Caerau, he is
currently a professor of Social Policy and Applied Social Sciences
at Cardiff University. Mark has also taught previously at Swansea
In the 1980s and 1990s Mark was a Labour
Councillor on South Glamorgan County Council, specialising in
education issues, including Welsh medium education.
Between 2000 and 2010, Mark worked as the
Cabinet’s health and social policy adviser at the Welsh
Government, and was latterly head of the First Minister’s
political office. He has a 40 year knowledge of the Cardiff West
Mark became the Assembly Member for Cardiff
West in May 2011.
In March 2013, he was appointed as Minister
for Health and Social Services in the Welsh Government, where he
was responsible for several important pieces of legislation
including changes to organ donation in Wales. Following the
election in May 2016, Mark became the Cabinet Secretary for Finance
and Local Government.