The Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport supports the work of the Minister for Economy and Transport.
Lee Waters is the Assembly Member for the Llanelli constituency. He was born and raised in Carmarthenshire. He was educated in Brynamman and Ammanford and gained a degree in politics from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
His policy interests are wide-ranging, including the economy, climate change, provision for looked after children, digital policy and the media.
Lee is the Welsh Labour and Co-operative Member of the National Assembly for Wales for the Llanelli constituency. Before being elected in May 2016, Lee was Director of Wales's leading independent think-tank, the Institute of Welsh Affairs. He previously ran the sustainable transport charity Sustrans Cymru in where he led the campaign for the Active Travel Act. He is a former Chief Political Correspondent for ITV Wales.
On 13 December 2018 he was appointed Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport.