Royal Smithfield Club appointment
GEOFFREY Burgess has been appointed chief executive and secretary of the Royal Smithfield Club.
He will take over on Apr 1, 1999, from David Child, who is retiring after 15 years as the clubs secretary.
Mr Burgess has practical farming experience both in the UK and overseas and was also managing director of agricultural engineering firms such as Wright Rain, Kidd Farm Machinery and P J Parmiter.
He was Smithfield Show chairman from 1990-92 and was president of the Agricultural Engineers Association from 1989-90. *