He will take over from current chairman Martin Stewart in January 2011 (see page 11). GCA Chairmen have also been lined up for the following 10 years: 2012-13 Peter Burks, Sanders Garden World; 2014-15 Will Armitage, Armitages Garden Centres; 2016-17 David Little, Poplars Garden Centre; 2018-19 Ian Richardson, Garsons Garden Centres, 2020-21 Tammy Woodhouse, The Millbrook Garden Company.
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