The former managing director of Roundstone Nurseries will develop the Cambridgeshire firm’s product range and the customer base.
"I am pleased to join Wayne Eady and the team at such an exciting time in the company’s development. I look forward to the challenges associated with the current climate and am confident that UK horticulture is in a great position to move forward during this period," Tugman said.
Tugman built Roundstone Nurseries into one of the largest ornamentals nurseries in Europe, including overseeing the sole supply of bedding plants to B&Q. He left in July after five years at the helm.
The appointment comes shortly after that of Johnny Trotter, Dobbies former operations Director, to the board of Delamore.