Skip to main content

Sophie Howe

Share this

Sophie Howe was the first Future Generations Commissioner for Wales (February 2016- January 2023). Her role was to act as a guardian for the interests of future generations in Wales and to support the public bodies listed in the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 to work towards achieving the well-being goals.

Prior to this role, Sophie was the first Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales and the only woman in a police commissioner leadership role in Wales. Sophie served as a Government Special Adviser from 2009-2013 providing policy and political advice on communities, local government, community safety, housing, regeneration and equality to the Cabinet and First Minister.

With a background in equality and diversity, having managed the legal department in the Equal Opportunities Commission and subsequently as a policy adviser in the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Sophie chaired and wrote the report of the Councillors Commission Expert Panel on increasing diversity in Local Government. She is currently a member of the Wales Committee of the Equality and Human Rights Commission and is Chair of the International Network of Institutions for Future Generations.

Your web browser is out of date. Update your browser for more security, speed and the best experience on this site.

Find out how to update