Nick Ramsay AM
Nick Ramsay was born in 1975 and is originally from Cwmbran. He was educated at Croesyceiliog Comprehensive School and Durham University where he graduated in English and Philosophy. He later gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics from Cardiff University.
Nick was first elected to the Assembly in 2007 and was appointed Shadow Minister for Local Government until October 2008 when he was appointed Shadow Minister for Finance. Following the election of Alun Cairns as MP, Nick was appointed to the role of Chief Whip and Business Manager a role he held until July 2011.
Nick was re-elected by the voters of Monmouth in May 2011 with a majority of 6117 and ran for leadership of the Conservative Assembly Group against Andrew RT Davies. Nick was appointed Shadow Minister for Business, Enterprise and Technology in Andrew's first shadow cabinet.
Nick currently chairs the Enterprise and Finance Committee. He is Chairman of Cross-Party Groups on Biodiversity, Asbestos, Beer and Pubs and Waterways and is Deputy Chairman of the Science and Technology Group.
Before entering politics, Nick worked as a driving instructor in Monmouthshire and The Valleys from 1999 to 2001. He then served as County Councillor for the ward of Mardy in Monmouthshire between 2004 and 2008, which had previously been in Labour hands for over 20 years.
Aside from politics, Nick is a keen follower of Welsh Rugby Union - his grandfather Jack Davies played for Pontypool Rugby Club in the 1950s.