Meri Huws is the Welsh Language Commissioner. She’s originally from Carmarthenshire and spent her teenage years in Pembrokeshire. She now lives in Carmarthenshire. After graduating in Law from University of Wales Aberystwyth, she qualified as a Social Worker from Oxford University. She started her career as a social worker in Caernarfon before moving to work in the Life Long Learning and Higher Education sector. She has held academic and managerial posts at the following institutions: the Normal College, Bangor; University of Newport; Dublin City University; Bangor University and University of Wales Trinity St David. She was Chair of the Welsh Language Society 1981-83; member of the Welsh Language Board 1993-97 and then Chair of the Welsh Language Board 2005-11.
Deputy Commissioner and Directors
Gwenith Price is the Deputy Commissioner, and she deputises for the Commissioner during periods of leave, illness and at any other occasion upon the Commissioner’s request. Gwenith Price is also a Strategic Director and is responsible for the Compliance, Investigation and Enforcement, Finance, Human Resources and Governance teams.
Dyfan Sion is the Strategic Director responsible for leading the work of the Policy, Promotion, Infrastructure and Research, Communications and Standards Imposition teams.
The Commissioner and the two Strategic Directors are the organisation's Management Team.
See the links on the right hand side for the Commissioner’s and hospitality and expenses, and for the Deputy Commissioner’s register of interests.
There are over 40 members of staff working for the Welsh Language Commissioner, and they are locatred in offices in Cardiff, Carmarthen, Caernarfon and Ruthin.
For the contact details of each office, click here.
Audit and Risk Committe
The aim of the committee is to advise the Accounting Officer (the Commissioner) on the strategic processes concerning risk management and governance.
Members of the panel are appointed by Welsh Ministers and the Commissioner may consult the Advisory Panel on any matter.