I have worked in nature conservation since 1991 after taking three years out to study for a degree in Environmental Science at Aberystwyth University.
For the past 22 years I have worked for the Countryside Council for Wales and now Natural Resources Wales as part of the National Nature Reserve (NNR) management team. Initially as an estate worker and now for the past seven years as the Senior Reserve Manager for Pembrokeshire. Prior to this I spent fourteen years undertaking this role in Ceredigion.
Grazing management has been a significant part of the work on the suites of NNR’s I have managed, often involving neighbouring farmers who provide the livestock.
I have been involved with PONT since its inception as a member of the Advisory Committee.