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William Powell AM welcomes appointment of Dr Emyr Roberts as the Chief Executive Officer of new Single Body for Wales

October 5, 2012 11:09 AM

William Powell AM, Welsh Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Environment, Rural Affairs and Sustainable Development, has welcomed the appointment of Dr Emyr Roberts to the position of Chief Executive Officer of Wales' new Single Body for the Environment.

William Powell, Member for Mid and West Wales, said:

"I warmly congratulate Dr Roberts on his new position. It is essential that the new Single Body gets off on the right foot; Dr Roberts' expertise and professional experience make him a good choice for the role and I wish him every success.

I am especially pleased that the new Chief Executive Officer has extensive experience in the agricultural industry, with the National Farmers' Union, given the central relationship which must be maintained between farmers and the new body in protecting our environment and sustaining the rural Welsh economy."