THE man in charge of the Port of Milford Haven will be among those advising the Welsh Government on the potential impact of Brexit.

Cabinet Secretary for Finance Mark Drakeford announced seven new members of the European Advisory Group, including Alec Don, chief executive of the Port.

The group, which provides advice to the Welsh Government on the challenges and opportunities arising from the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, was established in July 2016, following the EU referendum result in June.

It brings together people with experience and a detailed understanding of European issues, including Members of the European Parliament, business leaders and representatives from universities, colleges, trade unions, agriculture, public services and the third sector.

Joining Mr Don will be Assembly Member Rebecca Evans, Alison Lea-Wilson - co-founder of Halen Môn/Anglesey Sea Salt, and former Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, among others.

Mark Drakeford said: “The new members were recruited for their expertise in areas that will inevitably be affected by our withdrawal from the EU.

"The issues raised by the UK’s departure from the European Union go far beyond the interests of any particular party or Government.

"No single individual or party has a monopoly on good ideas, and we look forward to further benefitting from this group’s advice."