Mary Quicke MBE, Chairman of the Council of the DCAA, has welcomed the appointment of Sam Mackenzie-Green as the new Devon County Show Manager.
Ollie Allen, the previous Show Manager, announced her decision to retire earlier in the year. Sam has officially taken over the role from the beginning of September following a brief hand-over period with Ollie.
Sam has worked in the event and agricultural show industry for nearly 20 years, formerly as Secretary for the Dorchester Agricultural Society and latterly re-establishing the Yeovil Show. Sam is also a Council member of the Association of Show and Agricultural Organisations (ASAO).
Mary Quicke is delighted to welcome Sam to the team: ‘Sam’s experience, knowledge and dedication to the Show world is widely recognised throughout the industry. Reporting to our Chief Executive Richard Maunder and working closely with our DCAA staff, I am sure that the Devon County Show will continue to grow and flourish under her leadership.’
Sam commented ‘I am delighted to join the excellent team at the Devon County Show, an event that has always impressed me with its diversity and quality. Ollie has done a superb job over the last 22 years and will certainly be a hard act to follow, but I am looking forward to rising to the challenge and bringing lots of new, fresh and exciting ideas to next year’s Show.’