Deputy Minister and Chief Whip
The contact details provided are for Jane Hutt in their role
as an Assembly Member, and should be used if you wish to contact them in this
role. If you wish to contact Jane Hutt in their entirely separate role as a
Minister in the Welsh Government please use the Ministerial contact details on
the Welsh Government’s website: http://gov.wales/about/cabinet/writingtoministers/?lang=en
Key interests and
Jane is an honorary fellow of UWIC and a member of UNISON.
Jane Hutt spent part of her childhood in Uganda and Kenya,
and was educated at the University of Kent, the London School of Economics and
Bristol University. She has lived and worked in Wales since 1972.
With Welsh-speaking grandparents originating from north
Wales, Jane has a lifelong commitment to Wales and is a Welsh learner.
Jane became the first National Co-ordinator of Welsh Women’s
Aid in 1978 and was a founder of South Glamorgan Women’s Workshop. She went on
to become the first director of the Tenant Participation Advisory Service (TPAS
Wales) and was subsequently director of Chwarae Teg (Fair Play).
She is the author of 'Opening the Town Hall Door – an
Introduction to Local Government' and 'Making Opportunities – a Guide for Women
Jane was an elected member of the former South Glamorgan
County Council for 12 years. She was first elected to the Assembly in 1999.
Between 1999 and 2005 she served as Minister for Health and Social Services in
the Welsh Government. From 2005 to 2007, she was Minister for Assembly Business
and Chief Whip. In the first Cabinet of the Third Assembly she was appointed
Minister for Budget and Assembly Business.
In the coalition Cabinet announced on 19 July 2007 she
became Minister for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills. In
December 2009 she was appointed Minister for Business and Budget, subsequently
Minister for Finance until 2016 when she was appointed Leader of the House and
Chief Whip at the start of the Fifth Assembly.