The JSR Group has welcomed a new staff member to its agricultural consultancy business, Checkfarm, to help oversee its farm management services in Russia.

Natalia Zarubina, of Belgorod, Russia, will be joining the team as business coordinator. The appointment follows Natalia's role as a translator for Checkfarm Director Simon Grey, during his time in 2010 as consultant production director at AgroBelogoria, in Southwest Russia.

Following this position, Natalia went on to be personal assistant to the general manager, which enabled her to travel extensively and gather experience from other parts of the agricultural world whilst meeting with key industry leaders. Through both her roles at AgroBelogoria, Natalia has gained a broad knowledge of large-scale pig production operations and genetic management, which she will be putting into practice with Checkfarm. 


Simon Grey said: "Natalia is a welcome addition to the team. Her bilingual skills make her a valuable member of staff, as communication is a key factor in our industry. Her appointment will enable us to improve the delivery of our service in Russia."

Commenting on her new role, Natalia said: "I am delighted to be joining the team at Checkfarm. Having worked with Simon in the past, I know how important it is to establish effective communication between this UK-based business and its Russian clients. I'm hoping to utilize my experience and language skills to help build on this."