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.