Tiltyard in Dartington Hall gardens

Board of Trustees


The Board of Trustees has ultimate responsibility for the activities of the Landscape Institute, in line with the requirements of the Charities Act 1993 and as prescribed by the Royal Charter, By-Laws and regulations.
The role of the Board is to:

  • Ensure that the Institute has a clear vision and a strategy focused on its achievements
  • Ensure that the Institute meets its objects as set out in the Charter and retains its ethos and values
  • Ensure that the Institute complies with its legal and regulatory requirements
  • Ensure that expert advice is taken from members, Council and standing committees before decisions are made
  • Act as guardians of the Institute’s assets, both tangible and intangible, and ensure the financial stability of the organisation
  • Agree performance targets for the Chief Executive and hold the secretariat to account

The Board’s role and responsibilities are set out in its 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 Board has legal responsibility for the charity and meets 5 times a year. There are up to 13 Board members:

5 Honorary Officers all directly elected by LI members:
President Elect or Immediate Past President in alternate years
Honorary Treasurer
Honorary Secretary
1 Non Chartered directly elected
3 Standing Committee Chairs (Education & Membership,  Policy & Communications, Technical)
4 Independent Trustees who may or may not be LI members, depending on the Board’s skills requirements



President Jane Findlay CMLI PLI                 Candidate Statement
President Elect Adam White FLI PPLI              Candidate Statement
Vice President Carolin Göhler FLI                 Candidate Statement
Hon Secretary VACANCY
Hon Treasurer VACANCY
Non Chartered Niall Williams                         Candidate Statement
Chair Ed&Mem Cttee Chris House CMLI
Chair Policy Cttee Kate Bailey CMLI
Chair Tech Cttee Marc van Grieken CMLI
Independent Jim Smyllie
Independent Dr Wei Yang
Independent VACANCY
Independent VACANCY

Minutes of Meetings


February | March | June | October | December

Committees reporting to the Board of Trustees

Three standing committees report to the Board of Trustees:

Education & Membership
Policy & Communications

Further details can be found in the Committees section.