The Farmers’ Union of Wales has appointed a new County Executive Officer and Deputy County Executive Officer to serve the members in the the counties of Gwent and Glamorgan.
Sharon Pritchard joins the team as County Executive Officer, bringing with her a significant background in agriculture having been involved on the family farm in Talgarth, Brecon and she also has over twenty years of experience working with McCartneys in Brecon and Builth.
Helen Thomas, who has been appointed as Deputy County Executive Officer, has been a loyal and respected part of the Gwent FUW team for 14 years and has also worked with members in Glamorgan in her previous role as an administrative assistant with the Union.
Speaking about the appointments, FUW Group Managing Director Guto Bebb said: “We have made two excellent appointments to serve members in the counties of Gwent and Glamorgan. Both Sharon and Helen come with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the agriculture sector and I have no doubt that members in both counties will be well looked after by the new team.”
Current Welsh Government advice with regards to Covid-19 continues to state that those that can work from homes should do so. As such, members can contact Sharon Pritchard and Helen Thomas via phone or email for the time being but they will be back in the offices as soon as Government advice allows.
Sharon Pritchard said: “I am excited to embark on this new journey with the FUW and look forward to working with members in both counties. Of course, at the moment the offices remain physically closed but our service and dedication to the membership remains the same.”
Helen Thomas added: “Having worked with the FUW for 14 years, alongside our former County Executive Officer for Gwent, Glyn Davies, and also Rachel Saunders and Christine Anstee in the Glamorgan office, I’m excited to take on the role of Deputy County Executive Officer for both counties.
“Members can be assured that both Sharon and myself will do all we can to ensure we have thriving, sustainable family farms in both counties.”