Advisory Council


Advisory Council is the guardian of the spirit of the Landscape Institute’s Charter and of its long-term objectives.  As prescribed by the Royal Charter, By-Laws and Regulations its main responsibilities are:

  • Ensuring accountability
  • Holding the Board to account
  • Shaping Policy
  • Inspiring Support

Council’s role and responsibilities are set out in full in the Terms of Reference
The LI Working Together Policy supports members, staff, contractors, LI bodies including Board and Council working together in a professional and supportive way


The Council’s role is to represent members and to help set the LI’s strategic objectives, meeting three times a year. There are up to 30 Council members:

5    Honorary Officers
7    directly elected Corporate members
2    directly elected Licenciate members
1    directly elected Student member
12  Branch representatives
3    Standing Committee representatives (Education & Membership, Policy & Communications, Technical)



President Jane Findlay CMLI PLI Candidate Statement
Immediate Past President Adam White FLI PPLI Candidate Statement
Vice President Carolin Göhler FLI Candidate Statement
Hon Secretary VACANT
Hon Treasurer VACANT
Elected Catherine Birkin CMLI Candidate Statement
Elected Charlotte Cottingham CMLI Candidate Statement
Elected Anna French CMLI Candidate Statement
Elected Diana Ispas CMLI Candidate Statement
Elected Michele Lavelle CMLI Candidate Statement
Elected Wing Lai Candidate Statement
Elected Peter Neal FLI Candidate Statement
Licentiate Rep Louise Martine
Licentiate Rep Anna Penning-Rowsell
Student Rep Cara Pedley Candidate Statement
Br Rep – EMids Ben Betts CMLI
Br Rep – EofE Catherine Bailey CMLI
Br Rep – London Ben Gurney CMLI
Br Rep – Mids Rupert Dugdale CMLI
Br Rep – NE Kevin Johnson CMLI
Br Rep – SE Ruth Shelton CMLI
Br Rep – SW Cynthia Filipiak-Szymborska CMLI
Br Rep – Y+H Steven Sixsmith CMLI
Br Rep – NI Paula Gillan CMLI
Br Rep – Scot Rebecca Rylott CMLI
Br Rep – Wales Mary O’Connor FLI
E&M Cttee Rep Vanessa Ross CMLI
P&C Cttee Rep Ian Houlston CMLI
Tech Cttee Rep Bill Blackledge CMLI
Co-opted: Chair College of Fellows Adrian Wikeley FLI

Minutes of Meetings


February  Papers | Minutes
July  Papers | Minutes
November  Papers | Minutes


February  Papers | Minutes
July  Papers | Minutes
November  Papers | Minutes


February  Papers | Minutes
July  Papers | Minutes
November  Papers | Minutes

Council Committees

Appointments & Selection Committee | Terms of Reference