Jane Hutt (Equalites Minister), Rhodri Morgan (First Minister), Uzo Iwobi (CRE Commissioner) and Aled Edwards (CRE Commissioner for Wales)
The Revd. Aled Edwards originates from Trawsfynydd in Gwynedd. He was educated at Ysgol y Moelwyn, Blaenau Ffestiniog before moving on to study at Saint David’s University College, Lampeter and gaining a joint honours degree in History and Theology in 1977. He completed his theological training at Trinity College, Bristol (1977-79).
Following his ordination in 1979, Aled served a number of parishes in north and south Wales: Assistant Curate of Glanogwen, Bethesda 1979-82; Vicar of Llandinorwig with Penisa’rwaun 1982-85; Vicar of Botwnnog and Community Pastor 1985-93; Vicar of Eglwys Dewi Sant, Cardiff 1993-99. He served as Cytűn: Churches Together in Wales' National Assembly Liaison Officer 1999-2006 and currently serves Cytűn as its Chief Executive. He is Chair of Displaced People in Action - one of Wales' most active asylum and refugee organisations.
In June 2006 Aled was awarded an OBE for his charitable services in Wales. It was announced in October 2007 that he had been made a member of the Wales Committee of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission having served as the Wales Commissioner for the UK Commission for Racial Equality (2006-07). It was announced in June 2008 that Aled was to be a member of Sir Emyr Jones Parry's All Wales Convention on the National Assembly's powers. At the Cardiff and District National Eisteddfod in August 2008 Aled received the honour of being made a member of the Gorsedd of Bards for his services to Wales. In March 2010 he was awarded the Welsh Assembly Government's Recognising Achievement Award for services to community relations in Wales.
Aled is married to Marie and has three children. He lists his personal interests as running, rugby, football, the American Civil War and The West Wing.