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James John McCarthy James John McCarthy Non-Executive Director Jim joined the Board in July 2011 and was appointed Chairman of the Group in November 2013. Jim retired as Chairman at the AGM held on 23rd March 2021, and is currently supporting Steve Ellwood who is the new Chairman. He has over 40 years’ experience in fast-moving retail industry, having served as CEO of Poundland Group plc, MD of Convenience at J Sainsbury plc, and 10 years as CEO of T&S Store plc. Jim is also Non-Executive Chairman at UP Global Sourcing Holdings plc.
Gareth Wynn Davies Gareth Wynn Davies Chief Executive Gareth was appointed to the Board as Chief Executive in May 2018. He joined Wynnstay in 1999 as Sales Manager for South Wales and became Head of Agriculture in 2008. He is also a Non-Executive Director at Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales.
Bryan Paul Roberts Bryan Paul Roberts Finance Director Paul joined the Board in 1997. He joined Wynnstay in 1987 having previously worked in the animal feed industry. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Philip Michael Kirkham 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 has significant experience in the UK livestock sector. He is also Non-Executive Chairman of Meadow Quality Limited, a multi-species livestock marketing business. Philip is chair of the Renumeration Committe
Howell John Richards Howell John Richards Non-Executive Director Howell joined the Board in July 2014. He has significant experience within the agricultural industry and has established a large dairy enterprise business 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 Stephen Ellwood Chairman Steve joined the Board in January 2016, and was appointed as Chairman at the AGM held on 23rd March 2021. 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 Smith & Williamson for four years. Steve is also a Non-Executive Director at NIAB, AH Worth and Company and Velcourt Group. Steve is chair of the Audit Committee
Claire Alexander Williams Claire Alexander Williams Company Secretary Claire was appointed to the Board in January 2020. She joined Wynnstay in 2017 as Group Financial Controller. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Catherine Bradshaw Catherine Bradshaw Independent Non-Executive Director Catherine will join the Wynnstay Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair effective from 1 July 2021. Catherine qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG, is a chartered accountant and member of the ICAEW. Catherine and has spent most of her career in food manufacturing businesses and is currently Group Financial Controller at Greencore Group Plc.