Nigel has brought a wide range of expertise and experience to his role as Director since his arrival in December 2019. Living in an AONB, Nigel spent much of his childhood working on family farms where he developed a strong interest in rural affairs. Nigel has previously worked in local government and also in the Environment Agency, but the has strong private sector and business experience across Wales and the UK. He was Chief Executive of a Sector Skills Council and and holds a number of charitable and voluntary roles, e.g. as a community councillor.
Living on the Gower Peninsular, Nigel spent much of his childhood working on family farms where he developed a strong interest in rural affairs. Nigel has previous experience of working in Wales in the former Environment Agency, in the Welsh Government, local government, with universities and with business. He has also worked across the UK, as the Chief Executive of a UK Sector Skills Council, in private consultancy and a variety of skills bodies.