Rees is a member of the family who have been farming at Over since 1936. He grew up on Over Farm. He spent 7 years serving with the Royal Air Force until 2010, and then went on the study at the Royal Agricultural College at Cirencester. He is now a business partner of Over Farm. He decided to apply to serve as a Parish Councillor after attending several meetings as a member of the public, and feeling that he might have something to contribute.