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Wales Committee

Setting the Commission’s direction in Wales

With powers given to it under the 2006 Equality Act, the Wales Committee is a decision-making body that:

  • advises the Welsh Government and National Assembly for Wales
  • carries out research about equality and human rights in Wales
  • shares information and ideas
  • sets the direction of the Commission’s work in Wales

The Committee is a catalyst for change in making Wales a fairer place, by bringing people together to share ideas and forge partnerships.

You can find out more about the Wales Committee’s work by reading the minutes of its meetings, below. If you’d like to see minutes of meetings from before 2016, please email the Commission in Wales.

Meet the members of the Wales Committee

June Milligan, Commissioner and Chair of the Wales Committee

June is currently a Commissioner with the Civil Service Commission and a lay member of the governing body of the University of Glasgow. She has held a wide range of leadership roles in public service, including being a Board member of the Welsh Government. 

Alison Parken OBE

Alison is Senior Research Fellow in the Wales Centre for Public Policy at Cardiff University and has worked to support the promotion of equality through evidence-based policy and practice.  

Faith Walker

Faith has over 20 years’ experience working alongside communities. She is a qualified Youth and Community practitioner.

Geraint Hopkins

Geraint Hopkins is Cabinet Member for Adult and Children’s Community Services for Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council. He is Chair of the National Adoption Service Governance Board and is the Deputy Spokesperson for the Welsh Local Government Association for Children’s Social Services.  

Martyn Jones

Martyn is Head of Policy and Communication at Tai Pawb, an organisation promoting equality and diversity in the housing sector in Wales.

Nicola Williams 

Nicola is General Counsel and Company Secretary for Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water, a post she has held since 2012. Nicola is a trustee of a Citizens Advice Bureau and a member of South Wales Police’s Ethics Committee.

Rocio Cifuentes

Rocio is the Director of Ethnic Youth Support Team (EYST) an organisation supporting ethnic minority young people, individuals and communities across Wales.

Sophie Howe

As the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, Sophie’s role is to act as a guardian for the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act, supporting and holding to account 44 public bodies in Wales.

Wales Committee meeting minutes 

Last updated: 09 Apr 2019