I was born on the family sheep farm near Aberystwyth.
I studied at Oxford University and completed my education with a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. Following that I worked in the agricultural supply industry for eight years.
In 1990 I joined the family business. Since returning to the farm, it has become my passion to influence the decision making process in the NHS to meet the needs of the rural populations of Mid Wales.
I have done this through a variety of avenues and roles from protest, Community Health Council membership, Chair of Rural Health and Care Wales and Co-Chair of the Mid Wales Healthcare Collaborative.
These roles are what sparked my interest in the coproduction of services and led to me doing an MBA at Aberystwyth University. This postgraduate qualification concluded with a report on how the public and patients could best influence their care services whilst avoiding the marketisation of those services.
I look forward to contributing my knowledge and experience to help develop Llais services for the people of Wales.