How Perennial is organised
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
Sir Nicholas Bacon Bt OBE DL
Heather Barrett Mold OBE
Jim Buttress VMH
Lord (Hugh) Cavendish of Furness DL
Sir David Howard Bt
Alan Kendall MBE
Sir Roger Singleton CBE
Sir Roy Strong CH
Dougal Philip – Chairman
Founder and owner of New Hopetoun Gardens, former RHS Council member and past President of the Horticultural Trades Association.
Steven Palmer – Honorary Treasurer
Former Finance Director, Squire’s Garden Centres. Chairman of Resources Committee.
Gardener & Broadcaster. Presenter BBC Scotland Beechgrove TV programme.
Andrew Fisher Tomlin
Garden designer, Chartered Horticulturist and Director of the London College of Garden Design
Social worker, Vice Chair and Member of Sefton Adoption Panel, Vice Chair and Member of Sefton Fostering Panel, Justice of the Peace.
Gardener. Gardens Manager, Buckingham Palace.
Solicitor and former longstanding partner with Dentons. Member of the Council of the University of Bristol and member of the Court of the Worshipful Company of Gardeners.
Director of Asper Investment Management with substantial commercial experience within the energy industry.
Fifth generation nurseryman he runs Joseph Rochford Gardens, a wholesale business supplying plants to the landscape industry.
Principal of Capel Manor College
He used to work for Scottish Legal Complaints Commission. As a Case Investigations Manager/Head of Oversight & Deputy CEO/ Head of Strategic Insight until August 2019.
Chief Executive Peter Newman
Director of Services Julia Hayne
Director of Finance Simon Kemp
Director of Marketing and Fundraising Anita Bates
Annual Report and Accounts
Read our 2019 Annual Report and Accounts
Read our 2019 Impact Report