Financial crisis talk
Andrew Davies AM
17 October 2012
The Leader of the Welsh Conservatives at the National Assembly of Wales, Andrew Davies AM, will deliver a guest lecture at the School of Management and Business on Thursday 18th October.
Entitled “Wales: The Financial Crisis and Way Forward”, Andrew Davies will discuss how the financial crisis has impacted on the Welsh economy and the steps taken by government.
The lecture, which is open to all, takes place at Medrus 3 (Penbryn) and starts at 1.00p.m.
Born in Cowbridge in the Vale of Glamorgan Andrew Davies was educated at Llanfair Primary School and St John’s, and went on to became a partner in the family farming business based near Cowbridge.
A former Welsh delegate on the Council of the National Farmers’ Union, he was the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s Oxford Scholar in 2002.
He joined the Welsh Conservative Party in 1997 and stood as a Parliamentary candidate in Cardiff West in 2001 and in Brecon & Radnorshire in 2005. At the 2007 Assembly elections he was listed second on the Conservative regional list for South Wales Central and was elected.
Married with four children, he is a former Chairman of Creative Communities, an organisation which seeks to develop structural community development.
He served as Shadow Minister for Health and Social Services from February 2009-November 2010 where he lobbied on issues from the provision of stroke services to promoting the need for a national cancer plan.
He has also served as Shadow Minister for Education and as Shadow Transport Minister and currently sits on the Assembly’s Petitions Committee. His political interests include education, health and rural affairs.
In December 2008, he was recognised in the Welsh Politician of the Year Awards as ‘Assembly Member to Watch’.