NFU Cymru has appointed Dilwyn Harries to a new role within the union of Membership Adviser.
Dilwyn, who studied Microbiology at Aberystwyth University with a special focus on ruminant microbiology, grew up in Llandysul, Ceredigion where his family were agricultural contractors.
After graduating, Welsh speaker Dilwyn stayed on in Aberystwyth, working at the university on trials looking at the use of feed supplements to reduce emissions from ruminants, primarily dairy cattle and sheep. Later, he moved to the Midlands where he worked in sales for VWR and Weatherbys before joining the NFU as a Sales and Retentions Adviser.
Dilwyn’s role will involve developing the NFU Cymru membership offer and ensuring the organisation continues to provide the highest possible service and value for its members.
Speaking about his appointment, Dilwyn said:
“Having been involved with farming my whole life I am delighted to be joining the NFU Cymru team. I am also looking forward to moving back home to Wales from Leicestershire. I look forward to working alongside the County Advisers, Group Secretaries and the wider team to ensure that our members receive the best value and services for their membership.”
Welcoming Dilwyn to the team, NFU Cymru Director, John Mercer said: “Joining NFU Cymru in a new role as Membership Adviser, Dilwyn will be contributing to the development and enhancement of our recruitment and membership retention activity across all membership categories as well as advising and promoting on all our professional services and member affinity benefits, building relations with our local service partners & affinity providers to maximise profile and uptake by our membership across Wales.”