Formerly the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Technology in the Welsh Government between 2011-2016
Edwina Hart served as a minister in the Welsh Government from its inception in 1999 until 2016, handling a range of portfolios including finance, regeneration, local government and finally business, enterprise and technology, a post she held between 2011-2016.
Her background was in the banking sector and she was the first female president of the banking union BIFU, now part of Unite. She was also chair of Wales TUC and a member of the Broadcasting Council for Wales and the South West Wales Economic Forum. She was awarded an MBE in 1998 for services to the trade union movement.