Burns & Ferrall has announced the appointment of Jacqui Brown to the position of RATIONAL Brand Manager, taking over responsibility for the RATIONAL brand in New Zealand

Brown most recently worked as New Zealand Sales and Marketing Manager for LaValla Estate. Prior to that, she was based in South Africa where she founded the successful culinary magazine, Ginja Food. She has also hosted food shows and attended events as a guest chef, judge and lecturer.

Brown is a trained chef, having studied at the Christina Martin School of Food and Wine in South Africa. She has developed recipes for internationally recognised brands and is a professional member of the New Zealand Chef’s Association.

Burns & Ferrall CEO Tony Broome believes the combination of Jacqui’s cooking, marketing and sales background will serve the company well as it looks to strengthen sales of the RATIONAL range of combi ovens and accessories in New Zealand & the Pacific Islands.

“Jacqui’s expertise as both a chef and sales and marketing manager gives her some fantastic empathy and insight into our customers’ needs,” said Broome. “We feel very privileged to have such a multi-talented and well-connected person joining the team.”

“I am delighted to be joining Burns & Ferrall at such an exciting stage in the company’s development,” added Brown. “I’m particularly looking forward to enabling the RATIONAL brand to reach its potential here in New Zealand. Their innovative solutions have made life easier for chefs around the world.”