New HTA president is Carol Paris, operations director for the Garden and Leisure Group who takes over from Caroline Owen, managing director of Scotsdales Garden Centre.
She joined Cadbury Garden and Leisure having come from a High Street retail background which began at Harrods. Paris became retail director for the group in 2001 and then operations director in 2003 where she is responsible for retail operations, buying and HR.
Carol Paris has membership of the HDC Board, membership of HTA board, retail management and training and careers committees.
New vice president is Stan Green, managing director of Growforth. He is a member of the HTA board and ornamentals committee and has also represented Scotland on HTA council. He is a founder member of the Scottish Horticultural Initiative and is on the board of Green Business Fife.
Green is about to embark on a new retail venture, the Green Garden Market, examining the synergies of environmental sustainability and plants and gardens