Royal Parks Agency chief takes on Olympic Park legacy role amid tough funding climate

Royal Parks Agency chief executive Mark Camley is to quit his job to take over the post of director of park operations at the Olympic Park Legacy Company.

"My job is to get the park ready for 2012, the reopening in 2013 and, beyond that, to ensure that it continues to flourish," he said. His contract starts on 3 January.

"I haven't seen budgets for the coming year but there will be plans to have a parks manager," said Camley.

He gave no further details of his role or funding issues but said: "Generally speaking, it is going to continue to be a tough world for park funding and I don't see any respite from reductions.

"The challenge for park managers and park professionals is how to bridge that funding gap and maintain standards and provision of services against the background of falling grants."

Camley said his proudest achievements during his tenure at the Royal Parks were the reintroduction of the Royal Parks' apprenticeship team, hosting major events such as Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday, this year's royal wedding and the Tour de France.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Read These Next

Sargent's solutions - how to turn the loss of a key member of staff into a positive

Sargent's solutions - how to turn the loss of a key member of staff into a positive

Losing a valued member of staff can be a positive opportunity for change rather than a disaster, Alan Sargent suggests.

Tractors: market roundup

Tractors: market roundup

Manufacturers are working to provide solutions to many challenges. Sally Drury looks at their newest models.

Tractors reviewed: flexible choice

Tractors reviewed: flexible choice

These two tractors are designed for versatility and operator comfort, but how do they fare under tough test conditions? Sally Drury reports.

Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs


Build your business with the latest public sector tenders covering landscape, arboriculture, grounds care, production and kit supplies. To receive the latest tenders weekly to your inbox sign up for our Tenders Tracker bulletin here.

Are you a landscape supplier?

Horticulture Week Landscape Project Leads

If so, you should be receiving our new service for Horticulture Week subscribers delivering landscape project leads from live, approved, planning applications across the UK.

Horticulture Week Top 50 Landscape and maintenance contractors

See our exclusive RANKING of landscape and maintenance contractors by annual turnover plus the FULL REPORT AND ANALYSIS


Free to subscribers, the essential guide for professional plant buyers

Download your copy

Products & Kit Resources