Our TEAM

Stewart Wardrop, Chief Executive, The Arboricultural Association

Stewart Wardrop

Chief Executive

Stewart joined the Association in October 2016 having managed a large membership association for the previous 5 years. With an engineering and technical background Stewart has managed and grown a range of manufacturing businesses both in the UK and overseas.

Simon Richmond, Senior Technical Officer of the Arboricultural Association

Simon Richmond

Senior Technical Officer

Simon’s career in arboriculture includes contracting, consulting and training delivery and development. He provides technical services and manages the Association’s training and seminar programme.

Hanif Bhula, Finance Controller

Hanif Bhula

Finance Controller

Hanif is a qualified ACCA accountant with 10 years’ charity experience working with AGE UK; he also has manufacturing business finance experience.

 
Paul Smith, Technical Officer of the Arboricultural Association

Paul Smith

Technical Officer, ARB Approved Contractor and AA Registered Consultant Schemes Manager

Paul brings a wealth of arboricultural knowledge to the team and is the manager for the ARB Approved Contractor and AA Registered Consultant Schemes.

Polly Stone, Administration Officer, ARB Approved Contractor and AA Registered Consultant Schemes

Polly Stone

Administration Officer, Accreditation

Polly’s background in arboriculture includes local government and consultancy. Polly is responsible for all administration regarding the ARB Approved Contractor and AA Registered Consultant Schemes.

Simon Cox, Technical Officer

Simon Cox

Technical Officer

Simon C (as he is known!) has a wealth of experience and technical qualifications across a number of disciplines in the industry. He comes from a large national land-based contracting company where he headed up the arb team, gaining them ArbAC status. As Technical Officer his responsiblities will cover the ArbAC scheme and the provision of appropriate professional training to members.

 
Jess Palfreyman, Administration Officer, Membership

Jess Palfreyman

Membership and Systems Officer

Jess has a wealth of IT and corporate membership experience and is responsible for all membership applications, up-grades and renewals.

Olivia Boston, Administration Officer, Events

Olivia Boston

Administration Officer, Events

Kay Chadwick, Systems Administrator and P.A. to CEO

Kay Chadwick

Systems Administrator and P.A. to CEO

 

 
Stephen Hodsman,  Administration Assistant, Marketing

Stephen Hodsman

Marketing Officer

Stephen has a high level of experience in marketing and technology and is responsible for managing various communication streams.

Jane Stuart,  Administration Assistant

Jane Stuart

Administration Assistant

 

Emma Hall, Administration Officer

Emma Hall

Training and Technical Administrator

 

 
Jason Ward, Designer and Webmaster

Jason Ward

Designer and Webmaster