About us Our people Our people The work of the charity is undertaken by a dedicated team who all aim to enhance, protect and promote the landscape under our care. The Board of Trustees Our Board of Trustees has a breadth of experience and interests that benefits the charity. Trustees are appointed through a transparent recruitment process for a five year term, and may be appointed for a further five year term to ensure an appropriate level of continuity and renewal on the Board. Meriel Barclay - Chair of Trustees Margaret Attwood Bill Conner Bob Cowlin Peter Griffiths Michael Lear MSc Jan Smith Benjamin Woodgate Professor Ian Hodge Our staff The staff team is appointed by the Board and is responsible for the day to day running of the Estate. Working across varied disciplines the team take forward the planning and developments identified by the Trustee Board. The senior staff team includes: Executive Director - Kath Cockshaw Estate Manager – Richard Ramsey Visitor Operations Manager – Karen Marchlik Arboretum Manager – Ian Chandler Senior Arborist- Martin Bowers Senior Horticulturist - Sara Boyles Events Manager– Lisa Calvert Catering Supervisor - Jacqui Page Volunteer & HR Manager – Nanette Gaskell Marketing & Communications Manager - Drea Lee Retail & Marketing Coordinator - Becky Stone Education & Engagement Coordinator - James Harrod Volunteers Our volunteers support the Trustees and staff in a wide variety of roles including visitor welcome, retail, guided walks, horticulture, woodland and archiving. Find out more about volunteering and apply.