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Meri Huws / the Commissioner

Meri Huws


  • Studied Law and Politics at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth
  • Studied a higher degree at St Anne’s College, Oxford and trained to be a social worker

Previous jobs

Meri Huws started her career as a social worker in Caernarfon
1984 – 1989 Lecturer, Normal College, Bangor
1989 – 1997 Lecturer, Newport University
1997 – 1999 Worked at the Academic Office in Dublin City University
1999 – 2009 Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Bangor University
2009 – 2012 Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
2012 – Welsh Language Commissioner
1981 – 1983 Chair of Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg (the welsh language society)
1993 – 1997 Member of the Welsh Language Board
2004 – 2012 Chair of the Welsh Language Board
A word from the Commissioner
“I will be a voice for the Welsh language, acting on behalf of Welsh speakers. That is my promise.
As I prepare to undertake this important work, my vision is of a Wales where the Welsh language is central to public life, where Welsh speakers have the confidence to use Welsh, and trust in the law to right any injustice they may suffer for using the Welsh language.
I appreciate this unique opportunity to move the Welsh language forward to a new era and look forward to opening another chapter in its history.”

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