Lantra is delighted to be using this year’s Royal Welsh Show as the perfect opportunity to announce the appointment of three new trustees.
After more than 40 years helping land-based and environment businesses to attract talent and develop workforce skills, Lantra has built a strong reputation for quality and for its commitment to the sector. As a not-for-profit charity the Board of Trustees is a vital part of the organisation, instrumental in setting the strategic direction and overseeing performance.
The new trustees are:
Trefor Owens is an experienced chartered forester and senior leader in sustainable land management. He has extensive experience working with and sitting on land-based industry committees and advisory boards for organisations such as Forestry and Land Scotland, DEFRA and Welsh Government. Trefor’s expertise in workforce skills planning and his passion for woodland and the natural environment will be invaluable.
Euryn Jones, another proud Welshman, brings to the Board a wealth of experience in agricultural education where he has worked as both an Agricultural Lecturer and Farms Director. His current role as a Regional Agricultural Director for HSBC, sees him working closely with farmers to develop and grow their businesses. Euryn’s experience in education and his grass roots appreciation of farming challenges, chime perfectly with Lantra’s business objectives.
Helen Taylor is a committee advisor and Chartered Surveyor with governance experience across the UK’s public and private sectors. Her experience in compliance and regulation, governance and risk, and stakeholder engagement will all be critical skills as the Lantra Board of Trustees prepares to help the senior management team achieve its short and longer-term goals.
David Llewelyn, who took over as Lantra Chair of Trustees in 2022, commented:
“Lantra works tirelessly to address the needs of the land-based and environment sector, anyone working in the sector will appreciate these needs are ever changing and often complex. It is critical that we have the breadth of skills and experience on the board to guide and support the staff team in delivering the charity’s purpose. I’m confident that the new trustees joining us today bring expertise and knowledge to complement our existing members and contribute to Lantra’s continued success”.
Lantra CEO Marcus Potter, said:
“We are confident that the three new appointments bring a diversity of experience and a genuine enthusiasm for the sector, that will make an invaluable contribution to the Board’s future activities”.