Director of the IWA since April 2013, Lee is a former Chief Political Correspondent for ITV Wales and BBC Wales producer. He was a leading figure in the 2011 referendum ‘Yes for Wales’ campaign and before joining the Institute was Director of the influential green transport organisation, Sustrans Cymru, where he led the campaign for the world’s first Active Travel Bill, and oversaw a £20 Million portfolio of practical projects.
Born and brought up in the Amman Valley and educated at the University of Wales,Aberystwyth where he received a first class degree in politics. He has worked for politicians in the House of Commons, National Assembly for Wales and USHouse of Representatives in Washington D.C. where he was an English Speaking Union Capitol Hill Scholar.
After graduating he served as a speechwriter to the Secretary of State for Wales before joining BBC Wales as a producer of the flagship breakfast radio programme, Good Morning Wales. In 2001 he joined the ITV Wales political unit,presenting the weekly politics programme Waterfront and reporting as a lobby correspondent.
In 2011 he was asked by the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, to be his representative on the cross-party Yes campaign ahead of the referendum, and led on communications as campaign Vice Chair. For the past decade he has also been Chair of Governors of the highly regarded Barry Island Primary school.