Senior Management Team
Andrew CollinsFinance and Administration Director
Andrew is the charity’s Finance & Administration Director, and has enjoyed working at Trees for Cities for over 15 years.Read more
Lydia DavisDesign Director
Lydia joined Trees for Cities over 12 years ago after completing a BSc Hons in Landscape and Garden Design at Writtle College. She joined the team as a Horticultural Assistant, working on the ground through the seasons to develop her practical experience and understanding of trees and plants.Read more
Kate SheldonDevelopment Director
As Development Director, Kate is responsible for developing our work programmes. Kate and her team work closely with landowners and partners, and raise funds through grants and corporate partnerships.Read more
David ElliottChief Executive
David joined as Chief Executive in January 2016. He has worked in the non-profit sector for over a decade for a number of international organisations, originally running landmine clearance and post-conflict recovery programmes across Africa and Asia. Prior to this he was a management consultant for Accenture.Read more
Our volunteers also play a crucial role at Trees for Cities. Many have worked with us to plant trees for a considerable period of time, contributing invaluable time and passion to the organisation.
We, like every other UK charity, are governed by a group of trustees who make up our Board. Trustees are required to retire every three years and may offer themselves for reappointment for a further period of three years.
Anant ShahRead more
Selena GrayRead more
James BevanRead more
Chris HarperRead more
Janine HawkinsRead more
Graham SimmondsRead more
Leslie Bacon, Melvin Benn, Dame Hilary Blume, Jeremy Coller, Chris Collins, Sir John Egan, Leo Hambro, Richard Hammond, Simon Jenkins, Alistair McGowan, Jamie Oliver, Lord Rogers of Riverside, Jon Snow and Sophie Warre.