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
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 speaker.
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.