Plant Heritage Announces New Chief Executive

28th Apr 2014

Plant Heritage today announced the appointment of Sarah Quarterman as Chief Executive Officer. This is a new role for the charity and follows the departure of Executive Officer, Genevieve Melbourne Webb, in December.

Sarah joins the charity from Anaphylaxis Campaign where she was Corporate Partnerships Manager, prior to which she was an accomplished Trust Fundraiser for a number of charities. Her earlier career was in IT with John Lewis Partnership.

Speaking on her appointment Sarah said: “I am delighted to be joining Plant Heritage at such an exciting time, when our work of plant conservation through cultivation is expanding. Our National Plant Collections® scheme is second to none and we are looking to propagate best practice in plant conservation within and beyond the UK. Through proactive identification of garden plants at threat of extinction in the Threatened Plants Project, and members’ conservation through participation in the Plant Guardians scheme; we aim to make Plant Heritage a charity with a distinctive place in the conservation arena, appealing across all ages and with a growing number of supporters.”

Chair, Mike Alder confirmed that he and Plant Heritage were looking forward to working with Sarah, ‘Her solid background in fundraising and her enthusiastic personality will be an asset to the charity’.

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