In an interview for the Daily Telegraph on Monday 28 December 2015, Jools Holland compares the BBC to “museums, royal parks and public swimming baths.” I think that’s a compliment.
The Royal Parks Guild's committee is made up of committed people with a wide range of experience and qualifications necessary to manage the Guild. They include:
Mike was formerly Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Parks for The Royal Parks, who on his retirement set up The Royal Parks Guild. He is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Gardeners.
David formerly worked in consultant and service industries as an arboriculturist and landscape manager for companies such as Mouchel and Atkins. A former Chartered Environmentalist, he is now retired.
Jennifer was formerly Director of Open Spaces for the City of London. She has a long association with the Institute of Horticulture, The Royal Horticultural Society and London Parks & The London Green Spaces Forum.
Barbara has spent many years working in the City as the PA for several Chairmen and Directors in various City companies. In retirement she is now Secretary of The Royal Parks Guild.
Sid established the first parks, environmental and management consultancy and now consults widely within the U.K. and overseas. He is a World Commissioner for the International Federation of Parks and Recreation Administration, (IFPRA).
Roger formerly held the post of Assessor for The Royal Parks’ Apprenticeship scheme dealing with the inner Royal parks as Horticultural Assessor and Co-ordinator for Capel Manor College, Enfield.
Matthew trained as a Landscape Architect and worked in The Royal Parks as both Client and Contractor in Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and The Brompton Cemetery. He is now working for OCS as Contract Manager looking after Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and St James's Park.
Graham runs his own horticultural consultancy and is a freelance writer. He is on the Committee of the Garden Media Guild, and is a Fellow of both the Institute of Horticulture and the Linnaean Society.
Toni Assirati: Head of Education & Community Engagement
Ruth Holmes: Construction Project Manager
Lucy Attias: community engagement
Adam Watts: apprentice representative
We would like to thank OCS and Turfsoil for allowing Lucy and Adam to be part of the committee
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