Gareth Davies ~ Chief Executive Officer
Gareth has been running Tir Dewi since November 2016, not long after it was launched. ‘I recall joining this small local charity in a part time role and thinking that this will be a nice little job to keep me busy for a while – little did I know what lay ahead!’ He now leads an organisation operating across most of Wales with an amazing team of highly knowledgeable and committed staff and volunteers.
Gareth lives in Pembrokeshire with his wife, attends Penuel Chapel in Roch and, in any spare time enjoys riding bikes (with and without engines) and walking his two Border Collies.
Anne May ~ Regional Manager, South Wales
Originally from Ceredigion, I have lived in Pembrokeshire for the past twenty years with my husband and our two children.
Before joining Tir Dewi I worked as a befriending co-ordinator for Volunteering Matters, an initiative which aimed to reduce loneliness amongst older people living in rural communities in west Wales. My current role focuses on recruiting, training and supporting our team of dedicated volunteers whose depth of experience and compassion is remarkable.
I love walking in the hills and spending time on our beautiful Pembrokeshire beaches and coastline and I have inherited my father’s love of the Cleddau Estuary, where he grew up.
Delyth Fon Owen ~ Regional Manager, North Wales
I have always been involved with agriculture in one way or another, being an active member of the YFC from an early age, helping my father with the sheep on the family holding on Anglesey, which I then took over following my father’s passing. I trained as a nurse and worked in nursing for a few years. I then had a change of direction and went to Agricultural College to study Dairy Herd Management before joining the Animal Welfare department of Anglesey County Council where I stayed for 19 years. I saw farmers struggling with all sorts of issues and began to feel a mounting frustration with having to focus on enforcing action, rather than focussing on helping them. So I joined Tir Dewi where I can now concentrate on this as Regional Manager for North Wales.
I have also been a volunteer with CRUSE for many years and have trained as a Counsellor.
I still live on Anglesey with my husband and 3 children and I love the island, its beaches and its people.
Wyn Thomas ~ Young Farmers’ Project Manager
I was bought up on the family dairy and sheep farm in Ceredigion, where I still play an active role. Growing up, the YFC movement was a massive part of my life and I personally gained immeasurable experience from being a member. After spending 15 years as a Minister in rural Ceredigion I joined Tir Dewi as YFC Project Manager in September 2020.
I now live in Carmarthenshire, where we breed peafowl and keep donkeys on our smallholding.