LI staff

LI staff are listed here by department and contact details are also included.

Chief Executive’s Team

Chief Executive: Daniel Cook

Dan CookDaniel is responsible for all aspects of managing and representing the organisation in conjunction with the Board of Trustees and Council.

Tel: 020 7625 2642


Executive Assistant / HR Officer: Yvonne Matthews

Yvonne Matthews

Yvonne provides administrative and project support to both the President and Chief Executive, including managing their diaries. She also manages HR for LI staff.

Tel: 020 7685 2643


Head of Finance and Governance: Andy Wallace

Andy WallaceAndy manages all aspects of the LI’s financial operations, including accounts and financial reporting. He also ensures LI’s compliance with charity and governance regulations, such as elections and honorary office appointments.

Tel: 020 7685 2645


Policy  and Communications

Deputy Chief Executive: Paul Lincoln

Paul LincolnPaul leads the Policy and Communications team, which is responsible for public programmes, policy development, communications and public affairs, the Landscape Institute Awards, and managing the Capability Brown Festival.

Tel: 020 7685 2646


Events and Competitions Manager: Sabina Mohideen

Sabina MohideenSabina manages the LI’s events including the annual Landscape Institute Awards programme. She also manages the design competitions that are run by the LI and on behalf of other organisations.

Tel: 020 7685 2647


Systems Support  & Development: Louis Varley

Louis VarleyLouis manages the development of the LI’s website and maintains the online recruitment service. He also manages all of the LI’s internal IT infrastructure.

Tel: 020 7685 2650



Education and Membership

Branch and Membership Support Officer: Emma Wood

Emma WoodEmma is the first point of contact for queries regarding the code of professional conduct and complaints. As well as working closely with the LI’s Board, Council, and Branches Emma is also the liaison with the Landscape Library & Archive at MERL, and the College of Fellows.

Tel: 020 7685 2657


Professional Development Officer: Alice Knight

Alice KnightAlice supports those wishing to become chartered landscape professionals, currently through the LI’s ‘Pathway to Chartership’ programme. She organises the chartership exams, and supports all the volunteers involved with the Pathway to Chartership.

Tel: 0207 685 2654


Senior Membership Development Officer: Eleanor Manson

Eleanor MansonEleanor manages the membership process, from application through to support and engagement. She also develops the LI’s three directories on membership, fellows, and registered practices.

Tel: 020 7685 2655


Education Development Officer: Poppy Smith

Poppy SmithPoppy works with LI members, universities and academics to support LI’s education and accreditation. She manages career promotion and student engagement through the ‘Ambassador for Landscape’ scheme. Poppy also manages CPD monitoring, and provides CPD guidance.

Tel: 020 7685 2656


Membership Database Administrator: Lee Garnham

Lee GarnhamLee supports members with their membership subscription and payment inquiries. He also deals with queries about the members’ area of the website.

Tel: 020 7685 2653



Technical and Professional Services

Head of Technical & Professional Services: Simon Odell, CMLI

Simon OdellSimon, who is also member of the LI, leads on research and development, making sure members know what’s happening in landscape architecture. He also supports the LI’s Technical Committee, and its technical working groups, to develop guidance.

Tel: 020 7685 2659


Capability Brown

Festival Director Capability Brown Festival: Ceryl Evans

Ceryl EvansCeryl is Director of the Capability Brown Festival, which celebrates the 300th anniversary of the birth of Capability Brown, who is known as the “father of landscape architecture”.

Tel: 020 7685 2661


Festival Administrator: Catherine Hempenstall

Catherine HempenstallCatherine is the first point of contact for public enquiries to the Capability Brown Festival. She provides financial, event and project support to the Capability Brown team.

Tel: 020 7685 2665