A PASSION for the industry surpassing anything seen in other sectors is what has struck the Club’s new financial controller, Zarreena Neeson, since she arrived at 3 Whitehall Court on June 1st.
“I’ve seen enthusiastic people in other industries, but farming people are so much more passionate about what they do. And the Club has such an amazing history too, it has a genuine reason for being here, as a meeting place to plan how to feed the nation, not just as a social venue in London.”
After 10 years of experience in financial management, both in hospitality and City insurance firm Lonmar Global Risks, Zarreena believes this is her perfect job.
“I love the hospitality industry, the buzz of it, and knowing what I do makes a difference. It is more than producing paper, it is about helping to give people a good experience. I have always enjoyed getting involved with guests and the sense of doing something purposeful for them.”
Her previous hospitality sector roles were at the London Bridge Hotel and Kensington House Hotel, and more recently at the Cadogan Hotel in Sloane Street and five-star boutique hotel No.11 Cadogan Gardens, for which she was head-hunted by owners Lord Cadogan Estates.
* Read the full profile in the Autumn edition of the Farmers Club Journal – due out in mid-September