The £85,000-a-year role of chief executive of the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society is up for grabs

Managing Director Mr Steve Hughson has announced his retirement after the 2022 Royal Welsh Show.

Steve Hughson steps down at the end of September 2022 after completing his tenth Royal Welsh Show and he will be hard to follow.

But the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society (RWAS) attracts good candidates with a good starting salary of £85,000, which is “negotiable” according to the RWAS website.

In return, RWAS is looking for an “inspirational leader to guide the company through the next stage of its journey and future events”.

As head of one of Europe’s most successful agricultural companies, the new Managing Director will be responsible for the day-to-day strategic and operational management of the organization and its staff, as well as ensuring the well-established overall corporate stewardship. network of thousands of volunteers, stakeholders, committee members and advisors.

Mr Hughson said: “Being the Managing Director of RWAS has been a huge opportunity, especially for someone who was born in Builth Wells and grew up with the Royal Welsh Show.

“We have worked hard to ensure a strong financial position in the face of the pandemic, which has been maintained for the past two years.

“As we reflect on a successful Winter Fair and look ahead to our first Smallholder and Countryside Festival and Royal Welsh Show in two years, it seems the time has come to hand over the running of the company to someone who can lead the company through the various challenges that the next 10 years will present.

Mr John T Davies, who chairs the board, said: ‘The greatest investment any agricultural show company can make is to appoint an industrious and committed managing director, which we did ten years ago. years.

“At that time, Steve indicated that he would dedicate 10 years of his life as a leader of the company and he did so with distinction.”

“As Steve retires from his role after the 2022 show, we will have the opportunity to reflect on a very successful tenure of growth and stability.

“Steve has definitely put the company on a solid footing at a time of unprecedented challenge. The company owes a huge debt of gratitude to Steve, it has been a pleasure to work alongside him.”

Further details, including the full job description and application procedure, are available on the RWAS website at The deadline for submitting applications is Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 12 p.m.

Amalia H. Mercado