Nigel Thorne Joins as Parks for London Chair


Parks for London, previously the London Parks and Green Spaces Forum (LPGSF), is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Chair. Nigel Thorne was officially instated in the role at the June 2017 AGM and Board Meeting.

Tony Leach CE says, “Nigel’s longstanding involvement with landscape design and London’s parks makes him a perfect fit as Parks for London Chair.”

Nigel Thorne (MSc FRSA FIHort FLI PPLI) is a chartered landscape architect, Fellow – and past president – of the Landscape Institute, and an parks for london chairindependent consultant specialising in landscape and project management.

Parks for London is thrilled by the wealth and calibre of experience that Nigel brings to his new role. He continues to work part-time for a variety of award-winning landscape architectural practices across the UK and internationally. In addition, he sits on the board of the Architect’s Benevolent Society and the London Advisory Committee of Historic England.

There’s no doubt that Nigel is a very busy man. He works and teaches both nationally and internationally to promote the work of the profession. Most recently he is project manager for a £6.2 million heritage and conservation project for the Royal Parks at Brompton Cemetery.

Nigel says, “I see my role as Parks for London Chair to continue to remind everyone interested in London’s future just how important our public parks and open spaces truly are.”

parks for london chairThe Board of Parks for London is made up of 9 trustees and Tony Leach. The Trustees have a diverse range of skills and experience from within the green sector and also from the legal, communications and financial sectors.

The Board would like to take this opportunity to say a massive Thank You to our departing Parks for London Chair, Sue Ireland. Her dedicated support and guidance over the past four years has been unwavering.

Tony says, “Sue’s leadership helped to maximise the trustees’ skills and passion to make it London’s strategic parks charity.”

Parks for London is an independent charity that loves London’s parks and green spaces. We work with the people that manage, maintain and enjoy them, keeping them thriving, accessible, safe and beautiful places.