Governance

Visiting Us

We are currently experiencing flooding in parts of the Arboretum. If you wish to visit a specific areas of site please talk to a member of the team, who can advise the best route.

 

The National Memorial Arboretum will remain open to pre-booked visitors from the local area for outdoor exercise following the introduction of new national coronavirus restrictions from Tuesday 5th January. People visiting the Arboretum must follow the latest government guidance and anyone advised to self-isolate or shield should not visit the site at this time.

Access to the Arboretum will be via the Remembrance Centre where our visitor toilets remain available. A limited take-away service is available from our Coffee Shop kiosk.

We are currently unable to offer dine-in options in our Restaurant and our talks and tours are unavailable. Our Gift Shop is closed. 

Further information about the measures currently in place at the Arboretum can be found by following the link below.

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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 overseas 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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