Dominic Walker was the Bishop of Monmouth for over ten years – the diocese roughly covers the area of Gwent. He retired in 2013. He has degrees in theology from London University and in law from the University of Wales and an honorary doctorate from the University of Brighton.
Agnes Xavier-Phillips studied Law at Cardiff University and completed her Law Society Finals at Guildford. After completing her training contract she worked in private practice for 2 and a half years before becoming an in- house legal counsel. She has worked for several banks through mergers and acquisitions.