for Economy and Transport
The contact details
provided are for Ken Skates in their role as an Assembly Member,
and should be used if you wish to contact them in this role. If you
wish to contact Ken Skates in their entirely separate role as a
Minister in the Welsh Government please use the Ministerial contact
details on the Welsh Government’s website: http://gov.wales/about/cabinet/writingtoministers/?lang=en
Key interests and
In his free time, Ken
enjoys running, swimming, hiking and curling as well as having an
interest in gardening, art and architectural design. His political
interests include skills training, tourism, environmental
protection, mental health, sport and fitness and social
Ken Skates was born in
1976 in Wrexham, educated at Mold Alun School and went on to study
Social and Political Science at Cambridge University.
Ken was previously a
journalist at the Wrexham Leader newspaper, and BBC Wales in
Wrexham. He was PA to Mark Tami MP.
In 2008, he was elected
a community councillor. Ken’s policy interests include
manufacturing, mental health, sport and leisure, eliminating
poverty and political economy.
Ken was appointed to
the Welsh Government as Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology
in 2011. He was then appointed Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport
and Tourism in 2014 and promoted to Cabinet Secretary for Economy
and Infrastructure in May 2016.