Dr. Meirion Morgan, B.Sc. (Cardiff), D.Phil. (Oxon), FRSA
David Melding AM
David Melding has been a member of the National Assembly for Wales since its creation in 1999. Before entering politics David worked in the voluntary (not for profit) sector and was the Welsh director of a major UK campaigning charity. David was educated at Cardiff University (BscEcon in politics) and the College of William and Mary, Virginia, USA (MA in government).
He was appointed Deputy Presiding Officer of the National Assembly in 2011. Although his Party, the Conservatives, initially opposed the establishment of the Welsh Assembly and Scottish Parliament, David has argued the case for a federal Britain as the best way forward – a major shift in Conservative thinking which is now gaining ground. He is the author of ‘Will Britain Survive Beyond 2020?’
David has chaired several committees in the National Assembly: Standards of Conduct (2000-2002), Health and Social Services (2003-2006) Legislation (2006-2007) and the Audit Committee (2007-2009). When Director of Policy, Welsh Conservative Group, David was responsible for producing the Assembly Manifestos in 2003, 2007 and 2011.
Some of David’s other policy interests are children’s issues (especially Looked After Children), social enterprises and co-operatives, and mental health. He is also a keen campaigner on heritage and the built environment and takes a particular interest in the Victorian-Edwardian architecture of Cardiff.
Outside the Assembly, David enjoys walking, swimming and cycling.
Dr Axel Kaehne (FHEA)
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Daniel is the Research and Projects Officer at Gorwel, based at the Temple of Peace in Cathays, Cardiff. He is also an MPhil/PhD candidate at Swansea University, where he is researching the entrepreneurship of EU migrants to the south Wales valleys and its links to economic development.
Dan graduated from Cardiff University in 2015, with a BA in History and Economics. He spent 6 months in Brussels working for the European Free Alliance in the European Parliament, before returning to Wales to work on the 2016 Welsh Assembly Elections and the EU Referendum. He then worked as the co-ordinator of the Wise Wales project.