Skip to content

South Of England Agricultural Society Welcomes New A President

South Of England Agricultural Society Welcomes New A President

Ahead of a busy spring and summer season, South of England Agricultural Society which supports agricultural and countryside learning has welcomed its new president for 2019, Sir Richard Kleinwort.

Sir Richard is the fourth generation of the Kleinwort family to be living in Sussex and working in the family business – Kleinwort Hambros, formerly Kleinwort Benson, a 200-year-old city merchant bank.

The new president follows in the footsteps of his grandmother, Joan Kleinwort, who held the position of president in 1988 – the same year that the family helped fund the Norfolk Pavilion at the showground.

“Taking on the role of the society’s president is a true honour. Sussex is not only home to me and my family, it is also home to our farms which is why the position means so much to me” Sir Richard says.

Joining him as deputy president is Carole Hayward JP DL who joined the Young Farmers’ Club at the age of 13, and later married local farmer Tony Hayward and has taken part in many of the society’s projects.

The society hosts Spring Live! from Sunday, May 5 to Monday, May 6, and the South of England Show from Thursday, June 6, Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8.

For more information about South Of England Agricultural Society, visit:

Back To Top