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The Agricultural Advisory Panel for Wales established its permanent Sub-committee on Skills Development and Training in accordance with the Agricultural Advisory Panel for Wales (Establishment) Order 2016.

About the sub-committee

Membership includes union representatives, academics and experts from across the industry. There are also representative members from the Young Farmers' Club and Lantra, as stipulated in the order. 

Members bring with them a breadth of experience, knowledge and understanding of the skills and training needs for the agriculture sector, as well as the requirements for career progression opportunities.


  • Dr Lionel Walford (Chair - Independent)
  • Peter Rees (Independent)
  • Stephen Hughson (Independent)
  • Ivan Monckton (Unite)
  • Paddy McNaught (Unite)
  • Kevin Thomas (Lantra)
  • Nia Lloyd (Wales YFC)
  • Sian Thomas (Wales YFC)
  • Darren Williams (Farmers Union of Wales)
  • Alun Elidyr Edwards (Farmers Union of Wales)
  • Alex Higgs (NFU Cymru)
  • David Jones (Coleg Cambria)