Mike Harman

Show Secretary and General Manager - Mike Harman

I joined in 2003, after working over 30 years for a major international metals plc. My claim to fame is that my first Hertfordshire County Show was the first Agricultural or County Show I had ever attended!

My personal 'learning' experience and the progressive development of both the Show and the Showground infrastructure has been a fascinating journey and a motivating challenge. This year will be the 131st Show, and our responsibility is to ensure that we protect the Hertfordshire County Show for future generations to enjoy. Our 'Fun and Education' in the Countryside theme and reputation as the 'Best Value for Money Community Event in the County' are just two of the key elements to our future success and survival.

With everybody's continued support, I am confident that there will a 250th Hertfordshire County Show!

Assistant Show Secretary - Mary Smart

I joined 1985 when the Society worked out of offices in St. Albans and installed a temporary office on the Showground for two weeks before the Show, how things have changed! During my time I have seen some dramatic changes to the Show and Showground and tremendous advances in technology, some of which I am certain can create more work! My time here has involved many aspects of the Show including setting up the initial computer system, designing the database, organising the trade stands, to the initial implementation of our Web site which is now 8 years old, while still managing the accounts!

Equine and Communications Secretary - Lucy Chambers

I joined the show in March 2016 as the interim equine secretary. After an exciting build up and a fabulous show, I am absolutely delighted to now be a permanent part of the show team. I didn't know a whole lot about horses when I started, but I do now!

Trade Stand Secretary - Michelle Manning

We are delighted to welcome Michelle to our little show team! Watch this space for a little more info.
Claire Kearns Livestock Secretary

Livestock Secretary - Claire Kearns

I have been involved with the Show for many years both as a visitor when my children were young and for the last 8 years as a Steward. Stepping into Jillís wellies as Livestock Secretary and unravelling DEFRA red tape is proving a rewarding challenge. I am looking forward to the show, meeting the livestock exhibitors and putting some faces to the breeds.