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John Davies
National Chair

10 Meadow Close, Hirwaun,
Aberdare, CF44 9QX.
Phone - 01685 812130
Email -
I was born and educated in Aberdare in the Cynon Valley and Pontypridd Technical College. I began my career as a Television Engineer and commenced building a television rental business.

At the same time I became interested in the design and installation of Sound Systems in all types of venues. As a result of this interest I was honoured to have been elected President of the Association of Sound and Communication Engineers in 1978.

Following the sale of the business I took up a position as Operations Manager for a division of the Rank Organisation responsible for sales in UK and North America. I then decided to change direction and commenced a new venture in the Financial Services Industry which has spanned 25 years.

Following retirement, I became the Secretary in 2006 of Hirwaun OAP branch and the Cynon Valley Area Council. In November 2010 I was nominated to the National Executive and was subsequently elected as National Chair in June 2013 and again in 2014.

I also represent the Association on the National Partnership Forum and Age Cymru’s Consultative Forum. I currently serve as a member of the local Tower Fund Advisory Group to provide funding for the benefit of the local community.

John Vincent.
National Treasurer.

21 Groesfaen Terrace, Deri,
Bargoed, CF81 9GH.
Phone - 01443 820601
Mobile - 07939 411071
Email - jrvincent@live.co.uk

I was brought up in the village of Llangynwyd near Maesteg where my father worked in the local paper mill. I attended Maesteg Grammar School and then University at Swansea and Nottingham.

I spent 30 years teaching science to A-Level with side lines in Special Needs, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and union activities. I am a Chartered Biologist with additional qualifications in Chemistry, Physics and Earth Science.

I now live in Deri near Bargoed, and am Treasurer of the Darran Valley 55 Club and of the Upper Rhymney Valley Area Association. Outside of the organisations for retired people, I am also Treasurer of the South Wales Branch of the Society of Biology. I am a volunteer with a Credit Union, a School Governor and Secretary of my local Resident's Association.

My other interests include dogs, natural history, opera, steam trains and caravanning.