CLWYD West MP David Jones has been made Secretary of State for Wales as part of a cabinet re-shuffle.
Yesterday, he promised to do all he could to help Wales flourish.
He said: “As a proud Welshman, I feel honoured and privileged to be appointed Secretary of State for Wales.
“Wales has been my home almost all my life. It is the place where I learned my profession, set up my own business and raised my family.
“Like most Welsh people, I have a huge ambition to see the quality of life in Wales flourish and prosper. 
“As Secretary of State, I will be making it my business to ensure that the efforts of the Wales Office are concentrated to that end.”He succeeds Cheryl Gillan MP in the role which sees him given responsibility for Welsh affairs within Westminster as the head of the Welsh Office, having served as a junior Wales Office minister for two years.
Mr Jones also becomes the first Welsh secretary to serve as both an AM and MP, having held the Cardiff Bay Welsh Assembly seat from 2001 to 2003.
He also sat as a parliamentary candidate for Conwy in 1997 and the City of Chester in 2001 before winning his Clwyd West seat in the 2005 General Election and successfully defended it in 2010.
Mr Jones, 60, was born in London in 1952.
He has two sons with his wife Sara, is a senior partner at a Llandudno solicitors, and lists cars, travel and history among his interests.  He is also a Liverpool Football Club fan and frequent Twitter user, regularly showing support for Colwyn Bay FC.
Leader of the Welsh Conservatives Andrew RT Davies AM said: “He has been instrumental in delivering for Wales as Minister and is the right choice to take up this position.
“I know he will maintain the high levels of determination we have seen for Wales in recent years and I look forward to working with him.”
Wales’ First Minister Carwyn Jones, said: “I would like to thank Cheryl Gillan for her work over the last two years.
“I now look forward to meeting her replacement – the former Assembly Member, David Jones – as soon as possible, so a new relationship and dynamic can be established to address the serious work before us.”