The Landscape Institute is in a ‘robust’ financial position, honorary treasurer Penny Beckett told members at the AGM
‘The finances are robust, the cash position is strong and our reserves are steady,’ Beckett said when she presented the annual accounts. Total expenditure for the year was £1.6 million which was in line with the Institute’s charitable income.
Ian Phillips, who is vice-president of the LI and chaired the AGM, said that ‘It is good to see the Institute in such good heart and looking forward to the future. We are all feeling much more optimistic about our role and our future.’
Sue Illman, president of the Institute, described her first year as president, spent actively communicating both within the Institute and beyond it. She briefly described highlights including the new Green Infrastructure statement, the publication of the new edition of GLVIA, the High Line for London competition and the focus on water that she has introduced. She said that she saw the role of president to involve being ‘internally and externally as high profile as possible’.
The AGM was held following a successful CPD day, and preceded the third annual Jellicoe lecture, presented by Dominic Cole.