Steve Farrar – Finance Director

After graduating with an honours degree in Accounting and Finance at Lancaster University, Steve qualified as a Chartered Accountant with a West Yorkshire firm and joined the company in 1983 as Northern Regional Accountant.

Steve moved to the Head Office in Newmarket in 1985 and assisted in the purchase of the company from Sentry Insurance in 1986 and sale to Associated Farmers PLC in 1990. He became Group Financial Controller after the formation of Sentry Group plc, controlling the accounting requirements and published information for the only quoted farming company on the London Stock Exchange.

Steve was appointed Finance Director to the Group in 1998 and oversaw the financial aspects of the management buy-out by the employees in late 1999 to form Sentry Farms Limited.

Since 1999 Steve is Finance Director and Company Secretary for Sentry Ltd, an expanding and developing company controlled by the employees.