The staff team  at the Kent County Showground have plenty of experience at putting on a great Show.  If you would like to get in touch about this years Show or any of the other events, then please see the contact page for details.

Lucy Hegarty

Show Manager

Having worked for the Society for over fourteen years, Lucy spent time working in a number of roles before becoming Show Manager in 2012. Working as the Trade Stand Co-ordinator and running the portfolio of smaller events which the Society holds enabled Lucy to learn the basics before taking on the Show Manager position. Covering all aspects of the Show, the role is vast and as the Show Manager role expands into heading the charity side of the business, Lucy finds herself learning something new every day!

Rosie Gouldsworthy

Trade and Sponsorship Co-ordinator

Rosie joined the team in 2015 as Trade and Sponsorship Co-ordinator. Rosie’s role involves sourcing and securing all trade stands and ensuring there is a variety for all our visitors to enjoy. Rosie is also responsible for dealing with all potential sponsorship opportunities, maximising both local and national businesses involvement with the Show.

Becky Parrock

Events Assistant

Becky joined the team in 2017 as an Events Assistant. Becky’s role involves looking after the Garden Life, Heritage, and Food and Farming areas of the Kent County Show and organising site services and catering. Becky will also be organising the Heritage Transport Show and getting involved with the Society’s charitable activities. Having worked as a temp during previous Shows, Becky is looking forward to working in a new and expanded role with the Society.

Meghan Rice-Wilson

Events Coordinator

Meghan's role involves looking after the Equine and Garden Life sections of the Show, as well as the Pale Making and Clay Shoot competitions. In addition to the Show areas, Meghan organises the 200+ volunteer Stewarding team, the annual Steward's Super and trade and sponsorship for Farm Expo. With a background in horses, farming and country pursuits, this role is a enables Meghan to share what she's most passionate about.

Amy Thomson

Features and Competitions Co-ordinator

Amy joined the team in 2015 as Features & Competitions Coordinator. This varied role sees Amy working on putting together the schedules and judging lists for the equine and livestock, flower shows and heritage sections of the Kent County Show. Amy will also be organising the Why Farming Matters in Kent section of the Kent County Show and the separate Shows of Agri-Expo and the Heritage Transport Show. Having always had such a passion for equine this role will surely be an exciting one.  

Jo Watson

Executive PA and Events Organiser

Jo joined the team in 2019 as the Executive PA to the Board of Directors and Events Organiser. Jo's role includes organising Royal and VIP visits, entertainment and official lunches at the Kent County Show. She is also responsible for organising every aspect of Living Land, the Society's free education event for 2800 children to learn about food, farming and the countryside.

Groundstaff – Jeremy Sutton, Colin Willis

Our groundstaff are the driving force behind the showground looking good throughout the year. Many of you will have seen them working on the ground or setting up for events that we hold here. They have a multitude of skills between them and always come up with a solution whatever the issue is that we as office staff present to them. Jeremy is heading towards his 40th Kent County Show and Colin has worked for the Society for over 15 years.