Our Board of Trustees

Our Board of trustees

Eleanor Garipis

After working as a professional fundraiser for over two years in the charity sector, Eleanor is currently on a fast-track leadership scheme in Local Government. She has good knowledge of both local and national policy surrounding green space and the immense and diverse benefits it holds for communities. Living in an urban area with no green space of her own, Eleanor has lived experience of being on an allotment waiting list and understands the need to secure land to address the national shortage. Eleanor is an active volunteer at a local community farm and a keen supporter of the Young Trustees Movement which champions the important issue of board diversity.

Angus Hanton

An allotment holder in the 1980s and active gardeners since then, Angus has helped set up the community gardens at Bell House in Dulwich where a group of gardeners manage two acres of gardens including extensive vegetable gardens with bees and vines. He has built up a network of over a dozen allotment experts and managers who are keen to help with the Green Allotments charity and who have helped to formulate practical ideas. Beyond this, Angus has been an active buyer of land for over 30 years and is, therefore, very aware of the issues relating to finding and purchasing land.

Harriet Lamb

Harriet Lamb CBE is an experienced leader of charities addressing social and environmental issues and is currently CEO of Ashden climate solutions charity. Her work has included supporting nature-based solutions to the climate crisis and people’s need for healthy food and for green space in which to spend time, of which Green Allotments can be a vital part. She has experience of supporting community groups and of engaging local authorities to support local community solutions, as well of managing charities. A green gardener herself, she is and has been a trustee of a number of charities including of a vegetable box scheme buying from local community gardens.