Key interests and
Until recently, Jeremy
was a trustee and secretary of the social justice charity, the
Bevan Foundation. He also has experience as a youth mentor and as
an adviser at free legal advice centres.
Jeremy was born and
brought up in Pontarddulais and, as a Welsh speaker, was educated
at Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera in the Swansea valley and New College,
Oxford where he read law.
Jeremy lives in Alltwen
in the Neath constituency and enjoys film, reading, cooking, hiking
and cycling, and following rugby locally.
graduating, Jeremy taught law at Warsaw University in Poland.
Later, Jeremy practised as a solicitor in London initially, and
then held senior legal and commercial posts in media sector
businesses, including ITV, and with the US television network and
film studio, NBC Universal.
After returning to live
in Wales, he set up his own consultancy working with international
clients in the broadcast and digital sectors.
Jeremy was elected to
the National Assembly for Wales for Neath constituency in May 2016,
as the Labour and Co-operative party candidate, following the
retirement of Gwenda Thomas AM. His interests include economic and
community development, and education and skills.
He sits on the Economy,
Skills and Infrastructure Committee, the Culture, Welsh Language
and Communications Committee and the External Affairs Committee. He
chairs the Co-operative group of Assembly Members.
He is chair of the
Co-ops and Mutuals cross-party group and the Cross- Party Group on
the Welsh Language. He is also a member of the cross-party groups
on Steel, STEM, Sustainable Energy, Mental Health and Wales