Traffic Commissioner for Wales

Nick Jones


Nick Jones worked as a chief officer in the magistrates’ courts service and served as a justices’ chief executive and a justices’ clerk in west Yorkshire and west Mercia. Before his appointment as Traffic Commissioner, he worked as a senior crown prosecutor in Birmingham and Hereford.


For much of his time as a chief officer Nick was responsible for training staff and magistrates on law, including road traffic law. He was a long-time member of NACRO’s National Race Issues Advisory Committee. He is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and is a chartered fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Traffic Commissioner for Wales

Responsibilities are:

  • the licensing of the operators of Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) and of buses and coaches known as Public Service Vehicles (PSVs)
  • the registration of local bus services
  • granting vocational licences and taking action against drivers of HGVs and PSVs

Previous roles in government

  1. Traffic Commissioner for Wales and the west Midlands

    • 2007 to 2016