Governance

Visiting Us

Please note that by law you can only visit in groups of up to 6 people (unless you are visiting as a household or support bubble which is larger than 6).

 

The Arboretum is now open for pre-booked visitors only. Bookings are made per vehicle and can only be made up to two weeks in advance.

In line with Government legislation, we ask all visitors to wear masks in all indoor spaces.

We have implemented new procedures to help keep our visitors and team members safe, including one way systems, additional cleaning regimes, amended food offer, digital chapel welcome talk and reduced daily capacity.

Our restaurant is currently offering a carry out and table service offer. If you wish to dine inside the restaurant, please book a table with our food services team on arrival.

 

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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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