Ken Skates AM, as former Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport has been a keen supporter of WTA activity and engaged with us throughout his tenure as Deputy. Ken Skates was also present at both Wales Tourism Week in 2015 where he gave the keynote address at the Mid Wales tourism and business conference in Llandrindod Wells and again in 2016.
He rates tourism at the top of his political interests and includes skills training, environmental protection, mental health, sport and social inclusion. A keen casual sportsman himself. He was previously a journalist at the Wrexham Leader newspaper and BBC Wales in Wrexham, was PA to Mark Tami MP until in 2008 until he, himself was elected a community councillor.
Ken Skates was appointed to the Welsh Government as Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology in 2011 and was later appointed Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism in 2014, until recently promoted to Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure in May this year.