Organisational structure

Find out how the Chartered Institute of Horticulture is structured

As a registered charity, with charity number 1159140, we are required by the Charity Commission to have a council of trustees. Our trustees are therefore responsible for making the strategic decisions that define who we are and what we do and make up part of our organisational structure.

The CIH Management board members over see the making of day to day decisions. These may in turn be forwarded to our council of trustees for discussion.

Members can find contact details for all CIH officers in their members area.

CIH Presidents

Find a list of our past presidents here

Dr Owen Doyle CHort FCIHort
Past President

Gerald Bonner CHort FCIHort
President

Susan Nicholas FCIHort
Vice President

Council of Trustees

Management Board

Susan Nicholas FCIHort
Vice President

Gareth Manning FCIHort
Vice President of Branches

Gabriel Roe CHort FCIHort
Hon Treasurer

Vacant
Hon Secretary

Branch representatives

Lynn Stevens CHort FCIHort
West Midlands and South Wales

Jason Daff MCIHort
Eastern

Claire Woods CHort FCIHort
Ireland

Matthew Lowe MCIHort
Scotland

Doug Stewart C Hort FCIHort
Northern

Penny Hammond FCIHort
South West

David Richardson CHort FCIHort
South East

Susan Nicholas FCIHort
North West and North Wales

Officers holding other positions

Gerald Bonner CHort FCIHort

President and Chair of Council of Trustees

Dr Owen Doyle CHort FCIHort

Immediate Past President

Young Horticulturist of the Year (YHOY)

Regional organisers

John Brannan FCIHort
South East

Chris Bird FCIHort
South West

Ian Roofe MCIHort
Eastern

Richard Toft MCIHort
West Midlands & South Wales

Susan Nicholas FCIHort
North West & North Wales

Graham Porter FCIHort
Northern

Sandra Austin MCIHort
Ireland

Victoria George 
Scotland