The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent is Mr Jeff Cuthbert, B.Sc., MCIPD.
Jeff Cuthbert was first elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent on Sunday May 8 2016 after standing down as the Welsh Assembly Member for Caerphilly. He was re-elected to serve a second term on Sunday May 9 2021.
Born in Glasgow, Jeff moved to Cardiff at a young age and studied mining engineering at University College, Cardiff.
After a successful career as an engineer, Jeff went on to work in education, working with the Welsh Joint Education Committee (WJEC) and serving on the boards of several educational institutions including Cardiff University and The College, Ystrad Mynach.
First elected to the National Assembly for Wales in 2003, he served as Deputy Minister for Skills (2011-2013, with the Technology brief added in 2013) and then Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty (2013-2014), in which role he introduced the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act.
Jeff previously chaired the Welsh Assembly's Committee on Standards of Conduct, and was a member of the Enterprise and Business Committee and the Environment and Sustainability Committee.
His priorities are set out in the Gwent Police and Crime Plan.
£71,400 per annum
The Commissioner has signed an Ethical Checklist as provided by the Committee on Standards in Public Life in their report 'Tone from the top - leadership, ethics and accountability'. The checklist provides information about the ethical approach the Commissioner will adopt to promote, support and sustain high standards whilst in office.