Carwyn Meets:
Councillor Paul Miller, Pembrokeshire Council


Brand new podcast series ‘Carwyn Meets' from Business News Wales

The series will see former First Minister for Wales Carwyn Jones, talk to a variety of prominent figures in the Welsh business community around the challenges and opportunities facing the Welsh economy today.

The new Carwyn Meets series is the latest development in Business News Wales' newly developed podcast strategy, following the launch of its Business Weekly podcast back in February. The podcasts are recorded at a purposely built studio at Business News Wales' offices in the Welsh capital.

In this very first episode, Carwyn sits down with Councillor Paul Miller of Pembrokeshire County Council.

Cllr Paul Miller is Pembrokeshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy, Tourism, Leisure and Culture and Labour Group Leader.

The County's regeneration programme is a bold agenda for change that is shifting ambition and resources towards the economic development and renewal that Pembrokeshire needs. Paul’s vision sees Pembrokeshire capitalise on its outstanding natural beauty and quality of life while also ensuring that there is the infrastructure and economic platform in place to attract inward investment, jobs and talent to the County.

Paul is bold in his desire to see Pembrokeshire become ‘the best digitally-connected, most dynamic, forward-thinking and commercially successful rural County in the UK.’

Carwyn Meets Paul Miller
Carwyn Meets Paul Miller


Carwyn Jones was born in 1967 and was educated at Brynteg Comprehensive School, Bridgend, the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and the Inns of Court School of Law, London. Prior to his election, he was a barrister in chambers in Swansea specialising in Criminal, Family and Personal Injury Law and a professional tutor at Cardiff University Law School.

Carwyn has served as a Bridgend County Borough Councillor and was Chair of the County Borough Council Labour Group. He has been a Labour Party member since 1987 and played an active role in the ‘Yes for Wales’ campaign.

Role in the Assembly

As well as representing his constituency of Bridgend in the Assembly, Carwyn has also fulfilled a number of different roles within the cabinet. Carwyn was appointed as a Deputy Secretary in March 2000 and replaced Christine Gwyther as Agriculture and Rural Development Secretary on the eve of the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show in July 2000.

In March 2002 the role of Business Minister was added to his Rural Affairs portfolio. In June 2002 he was appointed Minister for Open Government. In May 2003 he was appointed Minister for the Environment, Planning and the Countryside. In May 2007 he was appointed Minister for Education, Culture and the Welsh Language and from July 2007 was appointed Counsel General and Leader of the House.

Following the retirement of Rhodri Morgan AM in December 2009, he was appointed First Minister of Wales. He was appointed to the Privy Council on 9 June 2010. Following re-election to the National Assembly for Wales in May 2011, Carwyn Jones was re-appointed First Minister by Her Majesty The Queen, following nomination by the National Assembly for Wales.

Carwyn joins Business News Wales as a Senior Consultant, bringing his considerable knowledge to the Publisher.

His interests include sport, reading and travel. He is a fluent Welsh speaker.


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