James John McCarthy Chairman Jim joined the Board in July 2011 and was appointed Chairman of the Group in November 2013. He has a wealth of corporate and management experience from a background in the retailing industry which spans over 40 years. He retired as Chief Executive Officer of Poundland Limited in 2016.
Gareth Davies Chief Executive Gareth joined Wynnstay in 1999, and for the last five years has been Joint Managing Director of Wynnstay (Agricultural Supplies) Ltd. Appointed Chief executive designate in 2018.
David Andrew Thomas Evans Retail Director Andrew joined the Board in 2008 and has executive responsibility for all the Group’s retail activities. He is also a dairy farmer in Mid Wales.
Bryan Paul Roberts Finance Director Paul joined the Board in 1997 when he also became Company Secretary. He originally joined the Company in 1987 having previously worked in the animal feed industry. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Philip Michael Kirkham Vice-Chairman / Senior Independent Non-Executive Director Philip joined the Board in April 2013. He runs a mixed farming business in the West Midlands and also has significant experience in the UK livestock sector. He is Non-Executive Chairman of National Milk Records Plc and Meadow Quality Ltd.
Howell John Richards Non-Executive Director Howell joined the Board in July 2014. He has significant experience within the agricultural supply industry and has established a large dairy enterprise in South Wales. As a member of a number of well recognised committees Howell promotes the UK dairy industry and supports initiatives for young entrants into UK farming.
Stephen Ellwood Non-executive Director Steve joined the Board in January 2016. He has a wealth of experience within the UK agriculture and agri-food sectors after spending 10 years as Head of Agriculture at HSBC, following on as Head of Food and Agriculture at Smilth & Williamson for four years. Steve is now an active Non-Executive Director at four agri-food businesses.