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The Minister for Education and Welsh Language, Jeremy Miles has made appointments to Education Workforce Council.

First published:
14 March 2023
Last updated:

Successful candidate name and organisation

Education Workforce Council

New members:
  • Theresa Evans-Rickards
  • Jane Jenkins
  • Rosemary Jones
  • Kathryn Robson
  • Bethan Thomas
  • Geraint Williams
Re-appointed members:
  • Kelly Edwards
  • Eithne Hughes
  • Nicola Stubbins
  • Gwawr Taylor
  • Susan Walker
  • David Williams

Description of role and organisation

The Council consists of 14 members including the Chairperson. The Chairperson is elected from amongst its membership in accordance with the Education (Wales) Act 2014 and the Council’s Standing Orders. Members represent a range of interests of the education workforce in Wales. The Council sets the strategic direction for the EWC and is responsible for its governance. Two vacancies for Council members remain and will be appointed as quickly as possible through nomination.

Appointment type or extension 

The tenures for both new and re-appointed members is four years from 1 April 2023. Posts are not remunerated however, members may be reimbursed for reasonable travel and subsistence costs. Members have a typical time commitment 12 days per year.

These appointments were made in accordance with the Governance Code on Public Appointments on

Political activity

All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. In accordance with the Nolan principles, there is a requirement for the political activity of appointees (if any declared) to be published.

  • Jane Jenkins – canvassed on behalf of the Welsh Labour Party
  • Bethan Thomas – canvassed on behalf of the Welsh Labour Party
  • Geraint Williams – member of the Welsh Labour Party