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Nominations for Council 2022

Below are the biographies council nominees 2022

Philip Owen

I am Welsh, from a rural community in north Wales, and have visited, and loved the Llŷn Peninsula for over 40 years. I have a long-lasting personal connection with the area; my brother in-law continues to farm in Boduan.


Following my graduation from university, I trained as a chartered accountant and worked in the profession for 12 years. I subsequently joined the European Commission and have worked in several policy areas. For the latter part of my European career, I have managed teams involved in environmental and climate policy matters such as road transport and fuels, air quality, fluorinated gases as well as project funding issues.


I want to share my financial and environmental and climate knowledge with the Trust and help it move forward to build a green plan for Enlli. I recognise the social, environmental and economic hurdles that will arise, and I am motivated to help the Trust overcome them.

Sarah Purdon

I grew up in mid Wales close to the sea, looking out towards Enlli. After graduating from the University of East Anglia with a degree in Ecology, I returned to Wales with a short stint volunteering on Skomer island. Thus began my love affair with the Welsh islands. I lived and worked on Skomer as Assistant Warden in 2017, 2018 and 2019, so I'm very familiar with the challenges and rewards of living on and caring for these important islands, especially on limited funds! 

I moved off Skomer in order to return to mid Wales, still working for the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, now as mid Wales red squirrel officer. I'm keen to remain involved in the Welsh islands and looking forward to getting to know Enlli as well as I know Skomer. 




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