Rising Through the Ranks – Verity appointed as Farm491 Centre & Events Manager

Farm491 is delighted to appoint a new Centre & Events Manager. Verity Payne, who has been involved in the enterprise hub for almost two years as Centre Coordinator has worked extremely hard in this role to develop, nurture and sustain trusted relationships with the hub’s growing number of members – to which she has been an invaluable support. Now, Verity is progressing further in her career with the appointment to Farm491 Centre & Events Manager.

Verity will be responsible for the smooth operating of all three sites at Farm491 as well as managing the recently launched Inspiring AgriTech Innovation (IAI) initiative by supporting applicants through the qualification process. She will also oversee the building of external partnerships for Farm491, as well as planning and attending events to promote both the hub and the IAI programme.

Verity Payne, Farm491 Centre & Events Manager, commented; “I am absolutely thrilled with the opportunity to progress my career at Farm491. As a previous Royal Agricultural University student, I have great fondness towards the University and its values in curating business innovation and growth. As Centre & Events Manager I will be exposed to a range of stimulating business propositions that will all add value to the agritech sector. We have a busy year ahead – with the recent launch of IAI and the opening of the new building this Summer, the potential that Farm491 has in shaping technological innovation for food and farming is incredible and I am so happy to be a part of the journey.”

Ali Hadavizadeh, Farm491 Programme Manager, added; “Farm491 is thrilled that Verity has been successful in her application for Farm491 Centre & Events Manager. She is a dedicated, hardworking and extremely personable member of our team and a vital support to our members. Verity’s new position will be challenging but rewarding – and we know that she has the confidence and ability to succeed with abundance.”