Elan Valley Ltd
Elan Valley Limited is the Sole Corporate Trustee for Elan Valley Trust (Welsh Water Elan Trust). There is currently six Directors responsible for Elan Valley Limited and as such are responsible for the Company in achieving the trustee administration to Elan Valley Trust.
The current Directors are:
Dr Ieuan Joyce
Farms in Mid Wales. He is Chair of the Elan Links HLF Landscape Partnership scheme and the Cambrian Mountains Initiative Community Interest Company. He is a member of the RSPB Committee for Wales and a former board member of the Countryside Council for Wales.
Although now retired, Andrew brings a wealth of experience from his various roles during employment and in the voluntary sector, included farming, community development, health and housing. He maintains an active interest in the family farm, Theatr Brycheiniog, Hay, Brecon & Talgarth Sanctuary for Refugees and finding new ways to explore and enjoy this country largely on foot or by kayak.
Wyn J W Evans
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 retired from the Council in May 2017 after 40 years. During his time he 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.
Cllr David Owen Evans
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.
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 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.
New Directors from 2020
Hannah grew up and lives near Llanidloes. She studied ecology and forestry and has worked in woodland management, conservation, forest certification and other sustainability initiatives both in the UK and in Africa, South America and the Caribbean – but always drawn back to Wales. Currently self-employed working with farmers, conservation groups and other landowners on restoring, expanding and connecting habitats and ecosystems, and on agro forestry and natural climate solutions as we prepare for change post Brexit. Hannah mountain bikes in Cwm Elan whatever the weather, and canoes and swims in rivers, estuaries and the sea when it’s warm.
Carrie Davies MBE
Carrie was born and brought up in Llanwrtyd and Brecon. Having spent 20 years working on private sector development and business management in sub-Saharan Africa she returned to the UK to train as a solicitor. Carrie now practices in the Projects & Infrastructure team at a major international law firm, based in Birmingham. As well as savouring Elan Valley water each day, Carrie enjoys walking and camping.
With a long career in the outdoor leisure industry, Roy has a keen interest in enabling people to enjoy the outdoors whilst having minimal impact on our natural environment. This is particularly important in Elan where he has run an outdoor activity centre for over 30 years. Spare time is spent exploring wilderness areas in the UK and further afield on foot, by bike and sailing offshore. He lives in the valley and plays an active part in the local community, is chair of the Elan Valley social club, a school governor and board member of three other local charities.