Susan Tong

sue tong
Office Manager, IT

Sue left Maidstone College back in the late 70’s with secretarial qualifications, her first job was at Guy’s Hospital Medical School which was extremely interesting, but she says she was a bit squeamish.  Moving around Kent for many years before settling in Faversham in 1987 where she met and married her husband of 31 years.

Sue joined FAST in January 1989 as Eric Gunn’s secretary.  On seeing the orchards outside the old North Street office, she had expected to see orchards of big old apple trees not the multi row beds that were so popular back then.  In 1992 Eric retired and Sue left to start a family.  Returning to FAST in 1994 (part-time) to new Directors but still the same drive and innovations of how to help improve the fruit growing industry which continues today.

Sue's role in FAST has changed over the years, helping with invoicing, setting up new systems, IT and communication, programming and finally getting the title Office Manager.  This role is a bit of everything all rolled into one – and she is still enjoying it.