Governance

Open For Visitors

The National Memorial Arboretum is open freely to all, year-round from 10am-5pm (closes at 4pm from 15 Nov), every day except Christmas Day.  

Entry to the Arboretum is free, but for everyone's comfort we are limiting the numbers onsite. We recommend pre-booking your visit to guarantee entry. You can check our latest availability and book online using the link below. 

We are currently experiencing intermittent technical difficulties with our telephone systems if you'd like to get in touch with the Arboretum team please email info@thenma.org.uk. If you are trying to make a booking for parking tickets, mobility scooters or an event please consider visiting our online booking portal

 

Visitors are advised that the Coffee Shop is currently closed. Our Restaurant is open from 10am - 5pm. 

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Governance of the National Memorial Arboretum

 

The Arboretum is part of The Royal British Legion, but operates with a separate Board of Trustees and independent charity status (No 1043992).

The Board of Trustees is legally responsible for the governance of the charity and oversees the delivery of the organisational strategy.

Our Trustees
Lt Col David Whimpenny (Chairman)
Gary Ryan (Director of Remembrance and Marketing at The Royal British Legion)
Maj Gen Andrew Farquhar CBE
Lynda Atkins
Jason Coward
Kate Davies

 

Landscape and Memorials Committee

The Board and Managing Director are supported by a specialist Landscape and Memorials Advisory Committee whose members bring specialist experience to support the development of the Arboretum.

Managing Director Philippa Rawlinson

Meet Our Managing Director - Philippa Rawlinson

Supported by a senior management team, Philippa leads the strategic development and operation of the National Memorial Arboretum. Philippa joined the Arboretum in August 2019 with almost 20 years' experience in the heritage and attractions sector, with previous senior positions at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and The National Trust. She is a board member of the local destination partnership, Enjoy Staffordshire, and holds a Masters Degree in Natural Sciences and the Conservation of Historic Buildings.

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