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Ken Skates AM

Ken Skates AM
Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport.

Minister's Responsibilities

  • Support and advice to assist the establishment, growth or development of business 
  • Promotion of Wales as a location for business and investment
  • Entrepreneurship, enterprise and business information
  • Development Bank of Wales
  • Economic Advisory Panels
  • Core funding for Chwarae Teg
  • Simplification and integration of business skills and business development services;
  • Social Enterprise and the social economy
  • Co-ordination of cross-cutting measures to promote prosperity
  • Management of Welsh Government owned property assets relating to economic development
  • National Infrastructure Commission
  • Transport for Wales
  • Transport policy
  • Road safety; safer routes to schools; transport for children and young people; regulation of pedestrian crossings and on-street parking
  • Roads, including construction, improvement and maintenance of motorways and trunk roads
  • Rail services through the Wales and Borders franchise
  • Ports policy
  • Active travel
  • Science: development of science policy, including day to day liaison with the Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales and the National Science Academy 
  • Life Sciences
  • Research and Innovation, including research and development, knowledge transfer and commercialisation; maximising research and innovation incomes; and Research Centres of Excellence
  • Development, retention and attraction of higher level research students for Wales
  • Maximisation of economic benefits of higher education research and development