Keith Towler is the Children’s Commissioner for Wales. Prior to taking up the post in March 2008, Keith was programme director for the Wales Programme of Save the Children for two years and chair of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) Monitoring Group for Wales.
Keith was born in London and came to Wales as a young child when the family moved to Cardiff. He graduated from Exeter University with a degree in Fine Arts and then became a social work assistant with South Glamorgan County Council. His career path has given him a strong background in youth work, youth justice and children’s rights.