Daniel leads the staff team at the LI, who work to ensure the landscape profession remains relevant, makes impact, and grows broader and more inclusive.
He provides strategic advice, insight and support to our Board of Trustees and leadership team on a range of matters. He is responsible for the LI’s management and operations, the delivery of our corporate strategy and business plans, and the fulfilment of our legal obligations and those under our Royal Charter.
‘Having grown up close to the coast in Australia, I have a real affinity to coastal landscapes and I can’t narrow it to just one! Some of my favourite landscapes include the Bouddi National Park on the New South Wales Central Coast; the Ipanema-Leblon coastal strip in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and the city of Barcelona in Catalonia.’
Executive to CEO and Leadership Team
Yvonne supports the LI’s CEO and leadership team in the efficient execution of their duties, providing confidential administration of diaries, travel and correspondence. She assists with staff projects and procedures including staffing and recruitment, executive committee and Advisory Council business, and external events.
‘The landscape at Trundle hill, the viewing area for Goodwood Racecourse, looking over the rolling hilltops out towards the sea on a beautiful clear day.’
Finance and operations
Head of Finance and Operations
Andy manages all matters relating to the LI’s finances, from transaction processing and bill are paying, through monitoring and reporting, to preparing annual accounts for audit. He also ensures that the LI is governed in accordance with applicable law, good practice and our governing documents.
‘I have two current favourite landscapes. The first is the countryside of south east Leicestershire and Rutland, for its rolling hills and well-managed agriculture. The second is the Sussex South Downs, which I can see from my house. I like the seemingly endless and unpopulated hills and the dramatic vegetation formed by the seaside weather.’
Digital Systems Manager
Louis runs all digital systems and IT for the LI, including all of our websites and internal infrastructure systems.
‘For me, the New forest is a magical place – one of the few places in the UK that truly brings you back to older times. I have a love for animals and the New Forest allows for commoners’ rights, so the animals there are free roaming.’
Head of Professional Standards
Professional Standards and Governance Manager
Emma leads the LI team on matters of ethics, conduct, CPD monitoring and compliance. As well as supporting the LI Board of Trustees and Advisory Council, Emma is the primary professional conduct contact. She also acts as liaison to the LI Library and Archive at the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) at the University of Reading.
‘My favourite landscape is currently Yosemite in California, USA. But tomorrow it could be New Zealand’s Abel Tasman national park; Grand Balcon Nord in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France…’
Head of External Affairs
Policy and Influencing Consultant – Scotland
Policy and Influencing Consultant – Northern Ireland
Policy and Influencing Consultant – Wales (part-time)
Policy and Influencing Consultant – Wales (part-time)
Member services and business development
Head of Business Development
Rachel leads the LI in providing growth and ongoing capability development for the landscape and placemaking profession.
‘I had the pleasure of visiting New York for the first time this year, and the High Line provided some much needed peace and quiet amidst the mayhem of Manhattan.’
Head of Product Development
Andrew is responsible for managing and developing the LI’s products and services. He continuously looks to improve the LI membership offer, from the Pathway to Chartership to sector CPD events, apprenticeship opportunities, affinity products and member benefits.
‘Being a history geek, Dunham Massey is my “go-to place” with my wife and four girls. With its mix of contemporary and historic splendour, Dunham has spectacular gardens for any season. It’s a place we never grow tired of; in fact, pride of place in my dining room is a photo canvas of my daughters playing happily in the gardens.’
Membership Development Manager
Wayne is responsible for developing engagement opportunities with LI members to support the growth and broadening of the LI’s membership, and improve the LI’s offering to its members.
‘On a recent trip to Japan, I was blown away by the culture, architecture and breath-taking landscapes. If I had to choose just one, it would have to be the Meiji Jingu Shrine Forest in the heart of central Tokyo. In memory of Emperor Meiji, 100,000 trees were donated and planted by about 110,000 volunteers. The park was a hive of activity; there was so much going on, from historical ceremonies and celebrations to a music and flower festival.’
Membership and Digital Services Officer
Lee looks after the LI’s members, providing support with products, subscriptions, applications, payment inquiries and all other membership-related matters. He also provides support to the LI’s business development team.
‘The Ingleton Waterfalls Trail in the Yorkshire Dales. I’m a keen amateur photographer, and this is where I first honed my photography skills.’
Administrator – Scotland
Rachel works with Landscape Institute Scotland to assist with the smooth running of the branch.
‘The Caingorms National Park – it’s a stunning part of the Scottish landscape that promises something new every time you visit.’
Member Support Officer
Marketing and communications
Interim Executive Director of Marketing and Communications
Executive Director of Projects
Ben creates and manages content for the LI websites and coordinates our email campaigns, including Vista, the LI’s fortnightly e-newsletter. He also helps manage our many member updates, from technical to policy and more.
‘The cliffs of north Pembrokeshire are as storied as they are ruggedly beautiful. Inspiration for countless folklore tales, they were also the site of the “last invasion of Britain” – the infamous Battle of Fishguard – in 1797.’
Digital and Social Media Officer
Tahlia looks after the LI’s social platforms, creating and sharing digital assets, keeping both members and the public up to date with news, events and in-house activity.
‘Boasting a unique structure that is both practical and pleasing to the eye, the breathtaking rice terraces of Tegalalang Village, Bali, will capture the imagination of the most discerning ecotourist. Seen at sunset, the spread is particularly beautiful, as a multitude of Instagram posts can illustrate.’