United Kingdom Management Profiles

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Wyn Owen - Chairman

Email: wyninclover@hotmail.com

Wyn is an Organisational Development Consultant supporting individuals and organisations through change; utilising combinations of coaching, facilitation, training and consultancy. He holds two Masters Degrees, is qualified and experienced in quantitative and qualitative research methods and psychometrics and is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist. He also manages the family business based in mid Wales involving a performance recorded sheep flock, grazing lets, environmental schemes and property. Wyn has extensive experience as a Chairman including being a past Chair of two governing bodies, Powys Governors Association and Nuffield Wales and also served as a Board Member on Governors Wales. He has been a judge for Apprenticeships Awards Wales for many years and currently sits on the Rare Breeds Survival Trust Expert Advisory Panel.
Mike Vacher - Director

Email: director@nuffieldscholar.org

Mike became the Director of the Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust in the United Kingdom in 2013. He is responsible to the Nuffield Trustees for managing the unique Nuffield scheme of study and personal development in the United Kingdom and its involvement with Nuffield International. He comes with a lifelong commitment to rural affairs and agriculture at large, as well as the experience gained from a successful military career, followed by seven years as Bursar of large independent school charities. During his time in the British Army he travelled extensively, served in Sierra Leone, Jordan, Hong Kong and Europe as well as visiting USA, Canada and New Zealand and working in international organisations. He was Deputy Commandant and Chief of Staff at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst where he set up 'The Sandhurst Foundation' as an alumni for the 60,000 officers and staff with the greater purpose of fostering leadership worldwide. At two large UK independent schools he was responsible for all aspects of administration for large charities including their proper business management, statutory compliance and governance. Mike is an accomplished horseman, who has been Chef d'Equipe for international 3 Day Eventing teams and continues to serve as an active British Eventing and international FEI steward. The NFST office runs from his small farm in the heart of Somerset on the Blackdown Hills, where he lives with his wife who acts as Director's Assistant. They have one son who is a chartered surveyor and oversees a number of the home projects!
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