Perennial employs staff around the UK to help and support horticulturists and their families. A team of senior managers and support staff is based at the charity’s head office in Leatherhead, Surrey with dedicated advisers and fundraisers based around the UK.
Perennial is governed by a Board of Trustees who serve on a voluntary basis. They are drawn from a variety of professions but all have a common objective of providing the very best in support services to those in need in horticulture.
HRH Princess Alexandra, KG, GCVO
Alan Titchmarsh MBE, VMH
Ian Flanagan OBE
Sir David Howard
Lord Cavendish of Furness
Sir Roger Singleton
Jim Buttress VMH
Dougal Philip – Chairman
Founder and owner of New Hopetoun Gardens, RHS Council member, and past President of the Horticultural Trades Association.
Sue Tasker – Vice Chairman
Gardener, Editor of the Professional Gardener magazine and former Secretary of the Professional Gardeners’ Guild.
Horticulturist and educationalist. Former Principal of Pershore College.
Freelance garden writer, author and TV presenter, involved in garden retail. Lisa chairs the External Affairs committee dealing with marketing and fundraising.
Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Gardeners, former Chair of the City of London Open Spaces Committee and keen gardener.
Owner of a landscaping business, former garden centre owner and past President of the Horticultural Trades Association. Local radio broadcaster.
Social worker and retired Regional Director of Barnardo’s. Chairman of Perennial’s Policy and Services Committee.
Investment manager, Managing Director of Investec Wealth & Management Ltd.
Marketing Consultant with wide business and charity experience.
Chief Executive of the Horticultural Trades Association.
Social work and child care expertise including as Director of Children’s Services.
Honorary Treasurer. Retired qualified accountant with extensive business experience. Chairs Resources Committee dealing with finance, investments, etc.
Principal and founder of Ovation Business Consultants, working in the land-based sector since 1977.
Retired business executive. A former Trustee of Fullers Mill Trust, Suffolk.
Chief Executive Richard Capewell
Director of Services Sheila Thomson
Director of Finance Simon Kemp
Director of Marketing and Development Anita Bates
Annual Report and Accounts
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