Dr Ieuan Joyce Dr Leuan Joyce
Chairman from 9th May 2014

Farms in Mid Wales. He is a member of the Upland Forum advising the Minister for Natural Resources and Food on upland issues in Wales. He is a former board member of the Countryside Council for Wales and is the author of the Farmers' Union of Wales-commissioned report The role of grazing animals and agriculture in the Cambrian Mountains: recognising key environmental and economic benefits delivered by agriculture in Wales' uplands.


Andrew LeonardAndrew Leonard

Farms near Brecon but is also an Independent Member of Powys Health Board and a Trustee of Theatr Brycheiniog. Born in England and raised in Scotland but for over forty years has been proud to claim Wales as his home. Married to Penny, who is a Social Scientist, and they have three children who now live independently; their older daughter in SW France, their son near St Davids and their younger daughter outside Aberystwyth.


Wyn J W EvansWyn J W Evans
County Councillor

Born in the Parish of Llanddarog, Carmarthenshire and attended the local Primary School and Queen Elizabeth Grammer School Carmarthen, then returned to the family farm. Was elected to Dyfed County Council in May 1977 and Chaired the Authority in 1989/90 and elected a member of Carmarthenshire County Council in 1996 being Deputy Leader and Cabinet member for 13 years. Appointed a member of Dyfed Powys Police Authority from 1983 to 2004 and was Chairman of the Authority and Deputy Chair of the Association of Police Authorities in London from 1994/97. Chair of the Dyfed Pension Fund Panel and serves on numerous outside bodies.


David Owen Evans David Owen Evans
County Councillor 

Born and brought up on a farm near Rhayader, David has lived in the area all his life. He has a thorough knowledge of the Elan Valley Estate having worked in the Elan Estate Office as the Assistant Land Agent for 22 years.
A Chartered Surveyor he was the Auctioneer responsible for the operation and expansion of the Rhayader Livestock Market as well as undertaking a full range of associated professional work for over 20 years.
He plays an active part in Local Government and is a member of Powys County Council, a Rhayader Town Councillor for over 50 years, a school governor and is a former member of the Ofwat Customer Committee for Wales and the Dyfed Powys Police Authority.


Robert VaughanRobert Vaughan

Born in, Blaenavon, South Wales, Bob has worked on water and land management issues for over 30 years. In his current role with Natural Resources Wales he manages teams covering a wide range of water and land management issues to deliver a better environment and support Government policy. He is a member of the Wales Woodlands Strategy Advisory Panel, chair of the Wales Sustainable Drainage group and a member of the Coed Cymru Partnership Board.
Bob still lives near Blaenavon and is married to Sue, an IT Lecturer. They have two grown-up sons; Dafydd and Hywel, and a daughter at University; Megan. In his spare time he is secretary of a local historical group and regularly leads history walks for the Brecon Beacons National Parks.


Dr Norman LoweDr Norman Lowe

Since 2000 Dr Lowe has been an independent environmental consultant specialising mainly on issues relating to the water industry and entomology. A former Chief Scientist at Welsh Water, he was awarded the OBE in 2001 for services to the water industry and to environmental protection.