The work of our Charity is undertaken by a dedicated team who all work with an 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 MA Chair of Trustees
Margaret Attwood
Professor James Raven MA PhD FrHistS FSA Litt.D
Peter Griffiths
Michael Lear MSc
Bob Cowlin
Bill Conner

Director of Marks Hall Enterprises:

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 staff 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 Horticulturalist - Sara Boyles
Weddings and Functions Manager– Lisa Calvert
Catering Supervisor - Jacqui Page
Volunteer & HR Manager – Nanette Gaskell


Our volunteers support the trustees and staff in a wide variety of roles including visitor welcome, catering, retail, guided walks, horticulture, woodland and archiving.

For more information on volunteering at Marks Hall…….