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Jeremy Miles MS

Responsibilities of the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Energy and Welsh Language


  • Welsh Language
  • Support and advice to assist the establishment, growth or development of business (including export support and inward Investment)
  • International Trade policy, including coordination of matters relating to the UK/EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement
  • Major events
  • Entrepreneurship, enterprise and business information
  • Arms-length oversight of Cardiff Airport
  • Energy policy including small-medium scale energy production, domestic energy, energy efficiency
  • Circular economy
  • Renewable Energy
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Development Bank of Wales
  • Community Bank
  • Promotion of Wales as a location for Business and Investment
  • Ports policy, including freeports
  • City / Growth Deals
  • Acquisition, management and disposal of Welsh Government-owned property assets relating to economic development
  • Business Wales
  • Careers Policy and the sponsorship of Careers Choices Dewis Gyrfa (CCDG)
  • Apprenticeship policy and delivery
  • Youth and Adult employability and skills policy and delivery
  • Work-based learning providers
  • Workforce skills development
  • Migration
  • Regional Skills Partnerships
  • National Occupation Standards
  • Regulatory Framework for responsible business practices, growth and competitiveness
  • Foundational Economy
  • Social Enterprise and the social economy
  • Co-operative economy
  • Science: development of science policy, including liaison with the Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales
  • Life Sciences
  • Research and Innovation, including research and development, knowledge transfer and commercialisation; maximising research and innovation income, and Research Centres of Excellence
  • Digital connectivity infrastructure, including Public Sector Broadband Aggregation, fast broadband and mobile
  • Cross Government Digital and Data Policy & Strategy
  • EU Structural Funds / Future Regional Investment


Jeremy Miles was born and brought up in Pontarddulais. As a Welsh speaker, he was educated at Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera in the Swansea Valley and New College, Oxford where he studied law. Straight after graduating, Jeremy taught law at Warsaw University in Poland. Later, he practised as a solicitor in London and then held senior legal and commercial posts in media sector businesses, including ITV and the US television network and film studio NBC Universal. After returning to live in Wales he set up his own consultancy working with international clients in the broadcast and digital sectors.

Jeremy was elected to the National Assembly for Wales for the Neath constituency in May 2016 as the Labour and Co-operative party candidate, following the retirement of Gwenda Thomas AM. On 16 November 2017 Jeremy was appointed Counsel General and on 13 December 2018 he was appointed Counsel General and Minister for Brexit. Jeremy was appointed Minister for Education and Welsh Language on 13 May 2021, and Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Energy and Welsh Language on 21 March 2024.

His interests include economic and community development, and education and skills. He also enjoys film, reading, cooking, hiking, cycling and following rugby locally.

Writing to Jeremy Miles