A new account executive has been appointed for the insurance services branch of the Farmers Union of Wales (FUW).

Dafydd Saer will be the new account executive for the Carmarthen West area, from Newcastle Emlyn down to Narberth.

FUWIS said Saer has 20 years of insurance experience with varied positions in agriculture and commercial insurance.

He was a member of his local Young Farmers Club (YFC) while growing up in Nebo, Llanpumsaint. In his new position, Saer’s office will be based within the FUW offices in Carmarthen.

Speaking on his appointment, Saer said that his responsibilities would span from Newcastle Emlyn down to Narberth, and that he would be “attending the local farmers marts in these areas too and very much look forward to meeting new and existing customers”.

FUW group chief executive Guto Bebb said: “Dafydd brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in the insurance field.

“We wish him the very best of luck in this new role and are confident that customers will be looked after in a professional manner.”

Agri Leadership Week

Saer’s appointment comes in the middle of Agri Leadership Week, a campaign aiming to raise awareness about opportunities within the industry for individuals wishing to develop their management and leadership skills.

The social media campaign, #AgriLeadershipWeek, kicked off yesterday (Monday, May 15) and will run until Sunday, May 21.

Now in its third year, the campaign sees a collaboration between several UK agricultural institutions, including:

  • The Institute for Agriculture and Horticulture (TIAH);
  • Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust;
  • Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB);
  • Council for Awards of Royal Agricultural Societies (CARAS);
  • Farmers Club Charitable Trust;
  • Institute of Agricultural Management (IAgrM);
  • Lantra;
  • Management Development Services (MDS);
  • National Farmers Union (NFU);
  • Oxford Farming Conference Inspire Programme;
  • Worshipful Company of Farmers.

The campaign will include a webinar about allyship and aim to promote diversity in the agricultural sector. It will also include a takeover FarmersoftheUK Twitter account.