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The First Minister of Wales announced his new Cabinet and Ministers as the Welsh Government begins its ambitious programme to build a united, connected and sustainable Wales.

First published:
19 May 2016
Last updated:

This was published under the 2016 to 2021 administration of the Welsh Government

The First Minister said,

“I am delighted to introduce the team who will be taking Wales forward over the next 5 years. They will have a central role to play in delivering our priorities and leading and directing the work of the Welsh Government on behalf of the people of Wales.

“As I said in my statement to the Assembly yesterday, this will be an open, inclusive, and transparent administration, ready to work with others where it is in the national interest.

“A critical 5 years lie ahead. My relentless focus, and that of my Cabinet and Ministers, will be on driving improvement in our economy and in the vital public services that the people of Wales rely on every day.

“I am confident this is the team with the talent, the vision and the ideas to deliver opportunity for all, and build a united, connected and sustainable Wales, now and for future generations.”


Cabinet and Ministers


Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM
First Minister of Wales 

Ken Skates AM
Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure

Vaughan Gething AM
Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport

Mark Drakeford AM
Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government

Kirsty Williams AM
Cabinet Secretary for Education

Lesley Griffiths AM
Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs

Carl Sargeant AM
Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children

Jane Hutt AM 
Leader of the House & Chief Whip 


Julie James AM
Minister for Skills and Science

Alun Davies AM
Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language

Rebecca Evans AM
Minister for Social Services and Public Health