Leading landscape architects appointed to Kew board

Two leading landscape architects have been have been appointed to the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew board of trustees.

Kew Gardens: Image: HW
Kew Gardens: Image: HW

Co-director and landscape architect at Lear Associates Michael Lear is also a member of the National Trust’s Historic Environment Panel and a member of the Northern Ireland Heritage Gardens Committee.

Jantiene Klein Roseboom van der Veer is has been managing director of Imagination Design since 2007. The practice has a strong focus on heritage, conservation and habitat restoration, with experience of working with heritage assets and protected landscapes.

Since 2006, she has been chairman of the board of trustees of the Henri Moerel Foundation, which supports the development of musicians and heritage projects. Previously she worked at a senior level in investor relations in large companies in the Netherlands and the UK.

The two new appointments will run from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2020 and 1 November 2017 to 31 October 2020, respectively.

Additionally, trustees Ian Karet and Val Gooding have been reappointed for second terms, from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2020 and 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2020, respectively.


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