Meet the team

You can get in touch with the team by emailing 

Senior Leadership Team

Carol Pyrah - CEO

Carol Pyrah
Chief Executive

Barbara Hooper
Director of Parks and Allotments

Jon Riley
Operations Director

Marian Chapman
Enterprise Director
Kim Forster
Executive Assistant


Ginny Nicholson
Café Manager

Sally Vleugels
Commercial Manager

Diana Gates
Events Coordinator

Gemma Dudley
Events Coordinator

Della Hadingham
Events Manager


Richard Turner
Business Manager

Katie Ashworth
Business Administrator

Adrian Lowe

Amelia Hain Porter
Customer Service Assistant

Claire Cooke
Finance Assistant

Ali Brown
Marketing and Communications Manager

Parks and Allotments

Gavin Cassidy
Allotments Officer
Robyn Caple

Robyn Caple
Community Gardener

Theodore Carpenter
Community Gardener

Jack White
Engagement Coordinator

Philip Bolam
Estate Manager

Maddie Benton

Hannah Gowdy
Michael Hancock

Michael Hancock

Vincent Jenkins

Mike Mavin

Graham Park

Ken Watson

Nick Jaszynski
Strategic Development Manager

Emma Armstrong-Smith
Team Leader: Conservation and Recreation

Sarah Capes
Team Leader: Land and Woodland Management

Jo Ellis
Volunteer Coordinator

Beelines North East

Edward Chivers
Beelines North East Project Manager

Rachel Faichnie
Education Officer

Matt Purcell
Beelines Ranger

Pets Corner

Hazel Bell
Pets Corner Keeper

Clare McQuade
Pets Corner Keeper

Sarah Williamson
Pets Corner Keeper

Our board of trustees

Jim Beirne MBE FRSA D.Litt (hons)
Brian Aitken
Rob Cameron
Paul Collings
Tricia Cresswell
Kate Culverhouse
Nigel Emmerson
Val Keen
Ella Ritchie OBE
Alan Schofield
Irim Ali
Gina Tiller