Mr Jeff Cuthbert BSc, MCIPD was elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent on Sunday 8th May 2016.
He is responsible for representing the people of Gwent and making sure the service provided by the Police is efficient and effective. This is achieved by holding the Chief Constable to account for the delivery of local policing; setting and updating a Police and Crime Plan; setting the Force budget and precept and regularly engaging with the public and communities. He is also responsible for appointing the Chief Constable.
Born in Glasgow, Mr Cuthbert moved to Cardiff at a young age and studied mining engineering at University College, Cardiff. After a successful career as an engineer, he went on to work in education, working with the Welsh Joint Educational Committee (WJEC) and serving on the boards of Cardiff University and The College, Ystrad Mynach.
First elected to the National Assembly for Wales in 2003, he served as Deputy Minister for Skills (2011-2013) and then Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty (2013-2014), where he introduced the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act. Mr Cuthbert previously chaired the Welsh Assembly's Committee on Standards of Conduct, and was a member of the Enterprise and Business Committee and the Environment and Sustainability Committee.