Farmer Directors re-elected to FUW board

THREE farmer Directors have been re‐elected on to the FUW board, at a virtual meeting of the Council of the Union.

The Board of Directors is made up of FUW President Glyn Roberts, FUW Deputy President Ian Rickman, Finance Director Simon Longworth, farmer Directors Darren Williams, Iwan Jones and Richard Vaughan, as well as Non‐Executive Directors Nerys Evans and Sara Jones, which bring to the table diverse expertise in terms of business and governance.

“Our farmer Directors bring the much needed grassroots element to the table with their wealth of expertise from farming to business, and I thank all three of them for the work they have already done over the years and their continued commitment to the future of this Union.

“I look forward to creating fresh strategies for the FUW and I am excited to work with such a great team. Our strategies will continue to be driven by effectiveness, better governance, transparency and efficiency,” said FUW President Glyn Roberts.

Darren

Williams

is a tenant farmer on a270 acrefarm outside Brecon. Together with his wife Rachel and two young sons,

they run 5 0 0
ewes, 1 0 0
ewe lambs
and 1 0 0
cattle. After
gaining a
BSc in
agriculture
at Aberystwyth, he began farming on a county council holding in Glasbury and was then fortunate enough to move to a larger tenanted farm 9 years ago. The farm is a mixed farm, growing their own corn for finishing cattle, and fattening their lambs from forage crops and grass and red clover leys. He also represents the FUW on the Agricultural Advisory Panel dealing with Agricultural Wages.

Iwan Jones

farms with his wife Menna and parents at Groes Bach, Denbigh, a dairy farm of some 1 4 0 cows, producing organic milk for Arla. Since

graduating
from
Aberystwyth
with a
degree in
Agriculture
with
Business
along with
farming at
home with his parents, he has previously been a Director of a dairy co‐operative, worked on agricultural statistics for the university and held a number of voluntary positions.

Richard

Vaughan runs Pall Mall Farm, north of Tywyn. The farm is one of two holdings, totalling 5 5 0 acres, and is farmed

by Richard
and his wife
Dwynwen.
Most of the
land is at Pant
y Panel and
Prysglwyd at Rhydymain near Dolgellau which has an abundance of natural resources and Richard has invested in a 1 0 0 kw Hydro Scheme to make use of that as well as providing valuable extra income for an upland farm.

A flock of 7 5 0 Welsh Mountain Sheep is kept, together with 1 5 0 ewe lambs as replacements. Approximately 3 0 store cattle are kept and fattened over the summer as well as around 1 0 0 cattle on contract on a large finishing unit in Northamptonshire.

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