Botanical Gardens appoints five new trustees

This month we’re delighted to welcome five new Trustees to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens who will aid the development of our gardens and its facilities.  Each member brings with them their own specific skills set and interests, which will greatly benefit our organisation.

The Trustees are Kate Hartigan, an accountant by profession who has worked in management roles for a number of years and is currently Chairman of the Birmingham Assay Office; Caroline Clutton-Brock, who has a wealth of retail experience gained by working in marketing at Selfridges, House of Fraser and Yves Saint Laurent Beaute; John Taylor who has held several senior roles with Cadbury’s; Philippa Pickavance a Chartered Surveyor who runs her own consultancy business, but has been a Partner in large surveying firms in the city including King Sturge and last, but by no means least, Anders Jones, a Partner at Thornton Firkin a leading project management and cost consulting practice with offices in Birmingham.

Martyn Liberson, Chairman of the trustees, is looking forward to working alongside the new trustees embarking on a big fundraising drive this year to ensure that the gardens and glasshouses are better than ever.