Born and raised in Tredegar, Alun Davies has been a Member of the Welsh Parliament since May 2007. 

Alun was educated at Tredegar Comprehensive School and the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. He was elected President of the National Union of Students Wales and then worked as a campaigner for World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and Oxfam, which included international assignments in Rwanda and the Balkans. 

Alun has also enjoyed a successful career with Hyder, before being appointed Head of Public Affairs at the UK Atomic Energy Authority and S4C (Sianel Pedwar Cymru) as Director of Corporate Affairs. Prior to being elected, Alun was director of his own business, Bute Communications. He has worked throughout Europe and the Middle East and has been a regular speaker at international seminars and conferences. 

He was first elected to represent Mid and West Wales in 2007 and was elected Chair of the Broadcasting Committee and Rural Development Sub-Committee. He was elected for his home seat of Blaenau Gwent in 2011 and re-elected in 2016, He was

appointed Deputy Minister for Agriculture Food and Fisheries in 2011 and Minister for Natural Resources in 2013. In 2016 he was appointed Minister for Lifelong Learning and the Welsh Language and in 2017 was appointed Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services.