Who's who

NFU Cymru officeholder team

NFU Cymru is a membership organisation led by an elected officeholder team, working in partnership with expert staff for the benefit of our farmers and growers. Meet the NFU Cymru team representing you.

Aled Jones

NFU Cymru President

Aled Jones is an eighth-generation farmer who runs a pedigree herd of Holsteins with his with his son, Osian. Aled is married to Eilir and together they have four children, Osian, Prysor, Erwain and Gruffudd and four grandchildren. 

Aled has previously held a variety of positions across the industry, including holding the post of Chairman of milk recording company Cattle Information Services (CIS) for seven years and being a trustee of Holstein UK for eight years.

Abi Reader

NFU Cymru Deputy President

Abi Reader is a third generation mixed farmer, farming in partnership with her parents and uncle in Wenvoe just outside Cardiff. 

Goldsland Farm is home to 200 milking cows, 150 sheep, 90 beef cattle and 120 acres of arable. Abi is a co-founder of Cows on Tour, an Open Farm Sunday host and a former NFU Cymru Wales Woman Farmer of the Year.

Jonathan Wilkinson

Jonathan Wilkinson

Dairy Board Chair

Hedd Pugh

Hedd Pugh

Rural Affairs Board Chair

Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Livestock Board Chair

Kath Whitrow

Kath Whitrow

Less Favoured Area (LFA) Board Chair

Andrew Davies

Andrew Davies

Crops and Horticulture Group Chair

Richard Williams

Richard Williams

Poultry representative

Elwyn Evans

Elwyn Evans

Tenants representative

Hedd Pugh

Hedd Pugh

Legal Assistance Scheme representative

NFU Cymru staff members

Executive team

John Mercer

John Mercer

Director

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Dylan Morgan

Dylan Morgan

Deputy Director and Head of Policy

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Kevin Owen

Kevin Owen

Head of Operations

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County Advisers

Our County Adviser network ensures we have representation in all areas of Wales. Our five advisers work closely with group secretaries in each county and assist members with any issues they may have.

NFU Cymru events and county meetings are organised by our County Advisers. Visit our events page to find an event near you.

Gwawr Parry

Gwawr Parry

County Adviser for Montgomeryshire and Clwyd

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Aled Davies

Aled Davies

County Adviser for Carmarthenshire and Glamorgan

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Iestyn Pritchard

Iestyn Pritchard

County Adviser for Anglesey, Meirionnydd and Mid Gwynedd

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Peter Howells

Peter Howells

County Adviser for Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion

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Stella Owen

Stella Owen

County Adviser for Brecon & Radnor and Monmouthshire

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Policy team

Rachel Lewis-Davies

Rachel Lewis-Davies

National Environment and Land Use Adviser

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Dafydd Jarrett

Dafydd Jarrett

National Food and Farming Adviser

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Tori Morgan

Tori Morgan

National Policy Adviser

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Huw Thomas

Huw Thomas

Political Adviser

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Lowri Morris

Lowri Morris

Trainee Policy Adviser

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Membership team

Dilwyn Harries

Dilwyn Harries

Membership Adviser

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Communications team

Daniel Johns

Daniel Johns

Communications Manager

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Rhian Hammond

Rhian Hammond

Communications Adviser (Digital)

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Clare Williams

Clare Williams

Communications Adviser (Publications)

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Support team

Sarah Thomas

Sarah Thomas

Office Manager

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Rhael Carter

Rhael Carter

Administrative Assistant

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Shannon Powell

Shannon Powell

Administrative Assistant

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