Simon Prince -
Chief Constable at Dyfed-Powys Police
Simon Prince joined Gwent Police in 1990, rising to the rank of Assistant Chief Constable. In March 2013, he was appointed as Chief Constable of Dyfed-Powys Police, the largest police force area in England and Wales, covering over 4,000 square miles, most of it rural. Simon is now the national policing lead for wildlife and rural crime.
Claire Worden -
Chairman of NFYFC
Claire Worden is the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs Chairman for 2014. Claire, from Lostwithiel YFC, is also part of the Cornwall Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (FYFC). During her year as Chairman, Claire plans to head up a campaign about rural isolation to help raise awareness about the unique challenges young people face who live in the countryside and to demonstrate the support Young Farmers’ Clubs can offer.
Joe Shute -
Feature writer for the Daily Telegraph
Joe Shute is a features writer at the Daily Telegraph. With a keen interest in rural affairs, Joe has written stories about the traditional methods of farming and has also reflected on the importance of preserving the countryside’s beauty and diversity. Joe possesses a strong connection to nature and the environment.
Nick Payne -
Rural Services Network
Nick has extensive experience of working closely with rural communities and has been a part time consultant for the Rural Services Network for the last 3 years. He is currently responsible for the RSN's latest initiatives in respect of rural crime and rural health and leads the Rural Services Partnership.
Richard Percy -
NFU Mutual Chairman
Richard was appointed Chairman of NFU Mutual in January 2012. He joined the Mutual Board in 2003 and became Vice Chairman in 2008. Richard has also held a number of roles at the National Farmers Union. He is a lifelong farmer in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.