Key interests and
Hefin David’s interests as an Assembly Member are in the
area of small firm development and growth, employment and employability, access
to further and higher education for those with additional needs and the
development of valleys communities.
Hefin holds a BScEcon in Economics and Politics, an MScEcon
in European Policy, both from Cardiff University. He also holds a PGCE from the
University of Wales, Newport, and a PhD from the University of Gloucestershire.
Hefin is Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and
an Academic Associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
Hefin was born and brought up in the Caerphilly
Constituency, where he still lives. He is governor of two schools and a trustee
of the Caerphilly Miners Centre for the Community.
Before being elected to the Assembly, Hefin was a Senior
Lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University. He taught Human Resource
Management and Professional Practice to undergraduates and postgraduates, with
an emphasis on employability. Hefin’s research interests were in small business
employment and growth and his PhD explored the first employment decisions of
small firm owner-managers. He has experience of working and teaching in
Germany, Greece, India and China.
Hefin was elected to Caerphilly County Borough Council at a
by-election in March 2007 and served continuously until standing down at the
2017 local elections. He was the Chair of the Policy and Resources Scrutiny
Committee from 2012-2016 and in that time the committee considered a number of
issues in the public interest, including alleviating the worst effects of the
bedroom tax and reducing the use of bed and breakfast accommodation for