Leader of the Opposition, National Assembly of Wales & Rural Affairs Expert
Andrew’s background is in the business community – as a partner in the family farming business, based near Cowbridge in the Vale of Glamorgan.
Andrew is 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 is the Vice President of Llantrisant Young Farmers Club and former Chairman of Creative Communities, an organisation which seeks to develop structural community development.
Andrew joined the Welsh Conservatives in 1997 and stood as a parliamentary candidate in Cardiff West in 2001 and in Brecon & Radnorshire in 2005. He was elected in 2007 on the South Wales Central regional list and returned to the Fourth Assembly in 2011. Andrew has held Conservative Shadow Ministerial posts for Transport, Education, Health and Business. His political interests include education, health and rural affairs. In July 2011, Andrew was elected as Leader of the Welsh Conservative Group in the National Assembly for Wales.
Andrew is a life governor of the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society. Outside of politics, Andrew enjoys swimming, rugby, reading and spending time with his family.