Chief Executive: Daniel Cook

Dan Cook

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

Tel: 020 7685 2643

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 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

Interim Executive Director of Marketing and Communications: Amina Waters

Amina leads the team responsible for marketing, communications, training, public programmes and sponsorship.

Tel: 020 7685 2646

Events and Competitions Manager: Sabina Mohideen

Sabina 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

Communications Manager: Ben Gosling

Ben is responsible for the creation and management of content on the LI’s websites and social media, including news, blogs, events and competitions, and coordinating the LI’s overall communications to its members and the public.

Tel: 020 7685 2647

Head of Policy and Influencing: Vera Cottrell

Vera leads the LI’s team of regional policy consultants to help influence policy at a local and national level and engage members, stakeholders, fellow professional bodies and the wider public in the LI’s work.

Tel: 020 7685 2649

Policy and Development Officer, Scotland: Rebecca Hughes


Policy Consultant, Northern Ireland: Pete Mullin


Digital Systems Manager: Louis Varley

Louis Varley

Louis 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

Head of Professional Standards: Simon Odell CMLI

Simon Odell

Simon, who is also member of the LI, leads on professional, technical and entry standards. He also supports the Standing Committees and working groups as they develop guidance.

Tel: 020 7685 2659

Professional Standards and Governance Manager: Emma Wood

Emma Wood

Emma 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 and Standards Officer: Alice Knight

Alice 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 Development Manager, London and East: Eleanor Manson

Eleanor Manson

Eleanor looks after the needs of key member firms in the London and East regions. She supports firms with membership, and delivers a range of related services for members, including training, CPD and events. She is also looking to build relationships with new organisations in disciplines such as Landscape Management and Urban Design to reflect the Institute’s wider growth strategy.

Tel: 020 7685 2655

Administrator, Scotland: Rachel Howe


Future Talent Manager: Poppy Smith

Poppy Smith

Poppy 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 and Digital Services Officer: Lee Garnham

Lee Garnham

Lee supports members with their membership subscription and payment inquiries. He also deals with queries related to the LI members’ area.

Tel: 020 7685 2653