Our Staff


Stuart McKenzie - Chief Executive
Stuart qualified with a degree in Agriculture at Aberdeen University in 1981. He entered his managerial career with F.M.C., working throughout Scotland. In 1986, he moved to Lincolnshire working first with GW Padley Ltd before moving to Cherry Valley Farms Ltd, where he spent 20 years of his working life, managing complex processing operations with large workforces. Stuart has additionally spent two years with Geest plc, based in Grimsby, overseeing short shelf life high volume processing delivering fresh soups, sauces and ready meals to companies such as Waitrose.Stuart is married to Clare and both their sons were born and brought up in Lincoln. When not working for Woldmarsh Stuart’s interests are many and varied, including fishing, swimming, theatre and gardening.

Email Stuart at: s.mckenzie@woldmarsh.com

Fertilizer

Heather Claridge – Business Manager/Fertilizer Manager
Heather joined Woldmarsh as the Fertilizer Manager in September 2011. Heather spent the previous 7 years working as the Trading Office General Manager/Fertiliser Business Manager with an East Anglian based co-operative. Before that she was an Agchem Manager in the merchant sector. She has also been involved in the seed industry and spent 10 years as a cereal crop inspector. She is on the BASIS Professional Register for Fertiliser, Agrochemicals, P.Agric (MIAgrM) MCIPS qualified a STEM Ambassador and has other business management qualifications.

Email Heather at: h.claridge@woldmarsh.com
Shannon Sleaford – Fertilizer Trading Assistant
Shannon joined Woldmarsh in January 2011; previously Shannon worked for Gleadell Agriculture Ltd as a Trading Assistant. She has gained a Pass in Animal Management and a Distinction in Agriculture at National Diploma level from Riseholme Agricultural College in Lincolnshire. In her spare time Shannon is a Wainfleet Young Farmer and has also previously been Lincolnshire Young Farmers County Chairwoman. Shannon has also gained her Level 2 CIPS and FACTS qualification since joining Woldmarsh and is also on the BASIS Professional Register.

Email Shannon at: s.sleaford@woldmarsh.com

Member Services

Ian Dawson – Membership Services Manager
Ian joined Woldmarsh in January 2013 and is Lincolnshire born and bred. Ian qualified with an OND in Agriculture from Riseholme Agricultural College in 1983, and then spent 14 years with Nickerson Seeds Ltd followed by 8 years at Arable Research Centres. In 2007 he moved to the Lincolnshire Machinery Ring to set up LMR Services Ltd where he stayed until April 2012 before moving to GFP Agriculture Ltd. Ian is BASIS qualified and is a LIVES First Responder. In his spare time he follows Grimsby Town FC and enjoys fishing and walking in the countryside with his cocker spaniel Vinnie!

Email Ian at: i.dawson@woldmarsh.com
Kate Leeson – Member Services Co-ordinator
Kate has recently joined the Woldmarsh team as a permanent edition, having previously worked here during her University summer holidays. After graduating with a first class honours degree from Newcastle University, Kate joined Lloyds Bank on their Graduate Scheme. Working for Lloyds Banking Group for 5 years she progressed to be an Agricultural Business Manager, managing a portfolio of business customers. At the same time Kate also achieved a Diploma in Business Banking. Kate enjoys socialising and playing sport and can be found most weekends playing tennis or hockey. Kate and her husband Richard also enjoy skiing and try to fit in a trip to the slopes when possible.

Email Kate at: k.leeson@woldmarsh.com

Chemical & Seed

James Allis – Agrochemical & Seed Manager
Brought up on a small family farm in Alford, James graduated from Bangor University with a BSc in Agriculture with Agricultural Economics. He first joined Woldmarsh in 1993 as Agrochemical & Seed Manager. A post he held for 12 years before moving on to join Nickersons Seeds as their North West England Seed Specialist. James returned home to Lincolnshire in 2011 to rejoin Woldmarsh as Agrochemical Manager. James is BASIS and FACTS qualified.

Email James at: j.allis@woldmarsh.com
Alison North – Crop Inputs Administrator
Initially Alison worked as an Accountant in Lincoln for 6 years before returning to agricultural roots and studying a BSc (Hons) Crop Production at De Montfort University, graduating with a 2:1. She also gained a BASIS Level Certificate in Agriculture. Post university she worked as Senior Field Trials Officer for The Arable Group, Northern Region gaining practical experience and qualifications. In her spare time she is a keen animal and wildlife pastel artist, and currently has several pet portrait commissions underway. Alison is married with two children.

Email Alison at: a.north@woldmarsh.com
Nathalie Haleber – Agrochemical Assistant
Nathalie was born in the Netherlands and came to England in 2008. Having gained a Diploma MTS for fashion and design in Amsterdam she then went to London and worked as an Aupair. Most recently she worked for Balfour Beatty in Derby and Grimsby as a purchase and stores coordinator and as an assistant buyer.Having worked there she gained a CPCS card and is a trained Operator Industrial Forklift Truck Driver. Nathalie joined Woldmarsh in June 2011 and now has completed her Foundation Basis.

Email Nathalie at:  n.haleber@woldmarsh.com
Cheryl Paul – Crop Inputs Administrator
Cheryl started with Woldmarsh in September 2012, having previously worked at NFU Mutual, Alford for eight years.Cheryl was brought up on a small mixed Arable and Beef farm near Skegness. Cheryl still tries to remain actively involved where possible, particularly at busy periods such as Harvest with baling being her favourite job. It was this background in Farming that prompted the interest to go on to De Montfort Univeristy, Riseholme to study for a BSc in Crop Production & Protection.Outside of work Cheryl likes walking her dog, reading and watching both Tennis and Rugby.

Email Cheryl at: c.paul@woldmarsh.com

Energy

Denise Crask – Fuel Manager
Denise is the fuels trader; she has over sixteen years experience in administration and office management for a large retail company before joining Woldmarsh in May 2002.

Email Denise at:  d.crask@woldmarsh.com
Debra Carlin – Electricity Manager
Originally starting her career working for Cape Industrial Services as a site/wages clerk at various power stations Debbie decided to take time out to broaden her horizons working at various Volkswagen dealers as a senior administrator. She couldn’t keep away from electricity and joined Woldmarsh in September 2008 as our electricity manager.

Email Debra at:  d.carlin@woldmarsh.com
Charlotte Horner – Energy Trading Assistant/Renewables Coordinator
Charlotte joined Woldmarsh in January 2011 from N Power, where she worked as a data analyst. She graduated from Newcastle University with a 2:1 in Geography and is now currently studying for her Masters in Renewable Energy. She grew up on a farm in Tealby and currently works in the Energy Department looking after the fuel, bulk and bottled gas as well as renewables. She lives in Louth with her partner Oliver and her Goldendoodle Teddy.

Email Charlotte at: c.horner@woldmarsh.com
Francesca Billings – Electricity Administrator
Francesca grew up in Lincolnshire and left for a career with British Gas plc, later moving to London to work in Insolvency with RSM Robson Rhodes LLP. Following an addition to the family she has now returned to her beloved Lincolnshire and joined Woldmarsh in September 2008. She is an avid supporter of local produce initiatives and is a keen cook and socialiser.

Email Francesca at: f.billings@woldmarsh.com
Jenny Watterson - Electricity Administrator
Jenny joined Woldmarsh in June 2014. She previously worked for E.ON for 4 years where she gained her knowledge of the electricity industry and prior to that she worked at Barclays bank in Louth. She has 2 young children.

Email Jenny at: j.watterson@woldmarsh.com

Sundries

Katie Jarvis-Grove – Procurement Manager
Katie has been in purchasing for 12+ years. She has bought a wide range of products, varying from stainless steel, to electronic components, to packaging, building supplies and farm machinery parts. Katie’s supplier knowledge is vast across a multitude of products and services. She is FCIPS qualified and an active member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply, and an approved assessor and lecturer of purchasing.

Email Katie at: k.jarvis@woldmarsh.com
Amy Silvester – Procurement Assistant
Amy joined Woldmarsh in April 2009 as Receptionist, but has since been promoted to Procurement Assistant. Amy has designated responsibilities within the department and her knowledge is vast in a multitude of sundries areas, specialising in Communications and Vehicles.

Email Amy at: a.silvester@woldmarsh.com
  Paul Massey – Machinery Development Manager
Paul’s early career was spent working for the Barclays and Bank of Scotland Group in the agricultural machinery and commercial asset finance sector. During his time with the bank he was posted to various parts of the UK including Cornwall, Bristol, Hampshire, South Wales and Cheshire and finally finishing in London. Moved back to his native Lincolnshire recently and became involved in a variety of various business and consultancy roles. Paul intends using his wealth of experience handling supplier, manufacturers, dealer, broker and customer relationships and is aiming to build and expand Woldmarsh existing supplier sources, ensure favourable financial terms and processes are made available for the benefit of members as well as expanding the range and choice options. Paul is qualified in Finance and Business Dip Hons. Married with 2 children. A keen squash and tennis player and an active committee member for a local Scouts Group.

Email Paul at: p.massey@woldmarsh.com
Nicola Dale – Livestock and Animal Health Co-ordinator
Nicola has recently graduated from Nottingham Trent University with an FdSc in Animal Studies and a BSc (Hons) in Animal Biology. Over the past few years she has also been gaining vast amounts of practical farm experience, managing the health and welfare of sheep, pigs, poultry and horses. In her spare time Nicola loves caring for all of her animals and riding her two horses. She also enjoys helping at the farm at weekends to continuously gain more knowledge and skills working with livestock.

Email Nicola at: n.dale@woldmarsh.com
 

Reception & Marketing

  Lucy Mather – PA/Event Coordinator
Lucy joined the team in May 2012, she previously worked for First Media Solutions as the Account Manager organising conferences and events. She studied at Huddersfield University and gained a HND in Computing. She grew up in Scotland and also spent a couple of years in the Middle East with Lincolnshire now her home.

Email Lucy at: l.mather@woldmarsh.com
Angie Penn – Reception & Marketing Administrator
Angie was born in South Africa and moved to the UK in 2001. She lived in Oxford, where she gained qualifications in childcare education, ICT and a Diploma in a Private Secretarial course. Having previously worked at Hampton Steel & Wire in Northampton as a Stock Controller, she has vast experience in general administration. Angie is currently on maternity leave.

Email Angie at: a.penn@woldmarsh.com
 
  Diane Payne – Reception
Diane joined the team in April 2014 and has previously worked as a Quality Administrator in educational administration for over 15 years. She has a range of secretarial and admin qualifications including HNC Business & Finance. She was born in Lincolnshire but has spent some time living and working in Germany before returning home. She is married with grown up children and enjoys walking, cycling and spending time in the garden.

Email Diane at: d.payne@woldmarsh.com

Accounts

  Hazel Copeland – Chief Financial Officer
Hazel joined Woldmarsh in May 2012. She started her career with Lloyds Bank working her way up to Branch Manager. Following the merger of Lloyds with the TSB Hazel took the opportunity to retrain whilst working at Lincoln SAAB as a Management Accountant. She gained her CIMA accounting qualification in 2009 and was awarded her MBA from the University of Derby in 2011. In her spare time Hazel has passed on her financial skills working as an adult education tutor teaching Pitman Book-keeping and Computerised Accounts to evening class students. Hazel is married and has two grown-up children, enjoys caravanning with her husband and amateur photography.

Email Hazel at: h.copeland@woldmarsh.com
Helena Holmes – Accounts Manager
Helena joined Woldmarsh in 1998, before Woldmarsh Helena worked for Forrester Boyd.

Email Helena at: h.holmes@woldmarsh.com
 
  Lynne Woodthorpe – Accounts Administrator
Lynne joined Woldmarsh in August 2010 having previously worked at King Edwards Grammar School for 20 years. She lives with her husband Kevin and they have a son, daughter, and two grandsons.

Email Lynne at: l.woodthorpe@woldmarsh.com
Jackie Ward – Accounts Administrator
Jackie joined the accounts team at Woldmarsh on a part-time basis in April 1998, having previously worked in administration at a local veterinary surgery. She is married to Andy, a local farmer, and has a daughter and son, and has 2 grandsons. She likes to spend her spare time with the family.

Email Jackie at: j.ward@woldmarsh.com
  Julie Paddison – Accounts Administrator
Julie joined Woldmarsh as an Accounts Assistant, she has been involved in Administration/Accounts for two large companies for the last 20 years, before joining Woldmarsh in February 2014.

Email Julie at: j.paddison@woldmarsh.com

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