With 50 years’ activity in politics, including 12 years a Labour Government Minister, Peter Hain was MP for Neath between 1991 and 2015 and has extensive experience of conflict resolution, negotiation and government problem-solving.
As a UK Cabinet Minister he served successively as Secretary of State for Wales, Northern Ireland, Work and Pensions and Leader of the Commons. He was also Europe Minister, Foreign Minister and Energy Minister.
In Northern Ireland he negotiated an end to the ancient and bloody conflict and helped produce an historic political settlement in May 2007. He is author of From Horror to Hope: Can Peacemaking in Northern Ireland be a model for conflict resolution worldwide.