Wynnstay has today announced that Ken Greetham will retire as Chief Executive after 21 years with the company.
Mr Greetham joined Wynnstay in 1997 following the integration of Shropshire Grain and joined the board in 2008 when he became chief executive.
It has been announced that, following a thorough recruitment process, Gareth Davies, joint managing director of Wynnstay (Agricultural Supplies) Ltd will be appointed as Chief Executive Designate and will join the board with immediate effect. Mr Davies will take on the full role of Chief Executive following Mr Greetham’s retirement in July.
Mr Davies joined Wynnstay in 1999 as Sales Manager for South Wales and became Head of Agriculture in 2008. A graduate from Harper Adams University, he commenced his career in agriculture at a large scale beef and sheep farm before joining Kemira Fertilisers, where he worked for 13 years.
He is a director at Hybu Cig Cymru- Meat Promotion Wales, the organisation responsible for the development and promotion of Welsh red meat. He is also a member of the Welsh Government Trade and Supply Chain Working Group and the Welsh Government Rural Communities body, along with treasurer of the British Grassland Society.
Commenting on Mr Greetham’s retirement, Jim McCarthy, Chairman of Wynnstay says: “Ken Greetham has led Wynnstay for the last 10 years with tremendous skills and judgement, and his contribution to the group over 21 years has been outstanding. We thank him for his leadership, particularly over the last two years, which have been some of the most difficult in recent history for the agricultural sector.”
“Ken is succeeded by Gareth Davies, a highly talented individual and a strong team player, who, like Ken, is passionately committed to the business. Under his guidance, we’re confident that Wynnstay will continue to develop and grow, extending its geographic presence and building its position in chosen markets.”
Ken Greetham, says: “It has been a tremendous privilege to lead Wynnstay, and to work alongside a very talented group of people. I hand over my role to Gareth Davies, someone I respect and trust, and share the board’s confidence in Gareth’s ability to drive the group’s ongoing growth and development.”