The new Leader of Pembrokeshire County Council is 44-year-old Councillor Jamie Adams, an organic dairy farmer at Keyston, near Haverfordwest.
Councillor Adams - who has previously served as both Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member - succeeds Councillor John Davies of Cwmbetws near Eglwyswrw.
His elevation was confirmed at today's annual meeting of the Authority in County Hall, Haverfordwest.
Councillor Adams was elected to the County Council to represent Camrose in 2004 and was appointed a Deputy Cabinet Member with a portfolio for Sport, Leisure, Tourism and Culture.
He was appointed a full Cabinet Member for Highways and Transportation in 2007 becoming Deputy Leader of the Authority the following year when his brief became Highways and Planning.
An Associate of the Royal Agricultural Societies, Pembrokeshire-born, Councillor Adams was a prominent member of the Young Farmers' Clubs organisation and won several national public speaking events,
He was also Chairman of the Wales YFC Rural Committee and represented the YFCs of England and Wales at a European level.
Councillor Jamie Adams, the new Leader of Pembrokeshire County Council.