Rt. Hon Alun Michael
Alun Michael was appointed to the Board of Trustees in June 2014.
Alun is the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales, elected in November 2012 after standing down from Parliament to contest the election and re-elected in 2016. He is also a member of the National Executive (Board) of the Cooperative Party and a Trustee of the Penarth Headland Link (a charitable company).
Previously, he was the Member of Parliament for South Cardiff and Penarth from 1987 to 2012. During that period he held office as Deputy Home Secretary, Secretary of State for Wales, Minister of State for Rural Affairs and Minister of State for Industry and the Regions. He also served as a member of the Justice Select Committee, the Welsh Affairs Select Committee and the Home Affairs Select Committee. He chaired the All-Party Group for Civil Society and Volunteering, the Parliamentary ICT Forum, the All Party Waterways Group, the All Party Group on Corporate Governance, and was Vice Chair of the All Party Group on Policing.
Before entering Parliament he was a journalist for 6 years and a Youth & Community Worker for 15 years, as well as a leading member of Cardiff City Council and Chair of the Cardiff Juvenile Bench. He has a lifelong interest in local advice services and tackling poverty.