Joanne Barker

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Biography

University has so much to offer and Reading is no exception so I left with very many good memories. Final year was very focused on rural practice and we had some fantastic visits as part of the course - including a day at Windsor where we saw the Queen's milking parlour! On the social side - weekends away with the Sailing Club, nights out in the union and town, dinner parties with the girls, the list goes on...

My role is in the management of rural estates on behalf of large institutional and private clients dealing with day to day management of their holdings as well as overall strategic estate management. Every day is different, with plenty of opportunities to get out of the office come rain or shine. The clients I work for have very diverse portfolios, in any one day I could be dealing with anything from farms to allotments, sports grounds, shooting rights, houses or even roman forts!