Meet The Team
Jeremy Staples – Chief Executive Officer
Jeremy joined the Society in June 2011 having spent many years as a Chartered Surveyor based in London. For the previous 9 years he had been the Managing Director of the National Shooting Centre at Bisley. Jeremy is responsible for both the Society and the commercial activities of SGS.
Amanda Rodziewicz – PA to Chief Executive Officer
Amanda joined the Society in 2012 having spent many years in PA/Office Manager positions at home and overseas. Before joining the Society Amanda worked in Australia 5 years as Office Coordinator for the Aboriginal Education Unit of a NSW Education Authority. Amanda is responsible for the administration into and out of the CEO’s office.
Quentin Arnold – Company Secretary and Finance Director
Quentin is the Finance Director for the East of England Agricultural Society and for Showground Services. Quentin produces accurate and timely financial information to both boards, as well as financial strategies to support the broader charitable aims of the Society. Quentin is a Chartered Management Accountant and a Chartered Engineer with a BSC(Hons) in Engineering and an MBA.
Val Brooks – Accounts Supervisor
Val, as the accounts supervisor, has been looking after the accounts department since 2004 having come from a busy country estate office where she dealt with farming accounts and lettings. She loves all things agricultural and enjoys helping with Kids Country events. Val has also been assisting since 2008 with the administration of the Peterborough Royal Foxhound Show.
William Haire- Agricultural Business Development Manager
William is the Agricultural Business Development Manager at the Society. His main objective is to put the agriculture back into the Agricultural Society. As well as the Society development side of the role, William manages a number of the Societies agricultural and membership events.
William comes from an agricultural background and left the farm at home in Northern Ireland for the Society in 2015.
Ruth Trolove- Agriculture Assistant
Ruth joined the Society in April 2014 for work experience as part of her BSc (Hons) Land Management (Agriculture) Degree, and has stayed with the Society ever since. Ruth works across a number of society events, including the Winter Stock Festival and Farm Business Awards and is the point of contact for Cultiv8, the societies membership group aimed at the 20-40 age group.
Daisy- Ocean Frame- Membership & Communications Secretary
Daisy joined the Society in February 2017 as the Membership and Communications Secretary. Daisy is a graduate of Newcastle University with a BSc in Agriculture and Farm Business Management. She enjoys Shooting and being out and about in the countryside in her free time.
Daisy is responsible for membership, as well as overseeing our social media pages and is the point of contact for our members. Daisy is organising the Society Dinners and helps arrange Festival of Hunting and the Farming Conference.
Sandra Lauridsen – Education Manager
Sandra’s passion and enthusiasm in her role as Education Manager is reflected in the success of the Society’s various education programmes, including the Kids Country events. Coordinating with schools to participate in our fun-packed education programme, Sandra is also responsible for overseeing the Marshal Papworth Trust and liaising with overseas students and scholarship applications.
Jo Baker – Education Assistant
Jo worked in public relations and project management before joining the Society in 2014. Jo works alongside Sandra to deliver an extensive hands-on children’s education programme throughout the year, culminating in the annual Food & Farming Day which is attended by over 5,000 children.
Contact us:East of England Agricultural Society East of England Showground Peterborough PE2 6XE
Tel: (01733) 234451
Fax: (01733) 370038