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The Wales Committee

The 2006 Equality Act established the Wales Committee as a decision making body with duties and powers to advise devolved government, develop a work programme and ensure the Commission’s work is appropriate to Wales. They set the strategic direction of the Commission's work in Wales.

On this page, you can find minutes of all Wales Committee meetings since 2014. Should you wish to request minutes of earlier meetings, please email

June Milligan - Chair of the Wales Committee

June draws her experience and insight from a wide range of leadership roles in public service, including as a Governor in long-term and maximum security prisons, as a Diplomat representing the UK to the European institutions in Brussels, as a Ministerial policy adviser and Principal Private Secretary and a Board member of the devolved Government in Wales.

Currently June is a Commissioner with the Civil Service Commission and a lay member of the governing body of the University of Glasgow.

Alison Parken OBE

Alison is a Research Fellow in the Wales Centre for Public Policy at Cardiff University. She has supported the promotion of equality through evidence-based policy and providing practical advice to governments and employers.

Andrew Edwards

Andrew is a teaching fellow at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and serves on several boards following a career within the police service. 

Dilys Jouvenat 

Dilys has vast experience of working in Welsh public services and was formerly the Equality & Diversity Manager for Rhondda Cynon Taf Council. Dilys is a trustee of Rhondda Cynon Taf Citizens Advice Bureau.

Faye Walker

Faye has over 20 years’ experience working alongside communities. She was a board member with Public Health Wales, and is a qualified Youth and Community Practitioner.

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. Prior to this role she was a partner in an international law firm with a focus on advising businesses and public bodies on regulatory/public law and equality issues.

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

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

Last updated: 19 Jan 2018