The Chartered Institute of Horticulture (CIH) has announced the appointment of Helen Sessions as development officer.
Helen brings a wealth of horticultural experience to the Institute and will be a key figure in the promotion of routes to chartership, CIH representation within the horticultural industry and in the active growth of special interest groups.
Helen is a chartered horticulturist with an honours degree in Horticulture, gained at Writtle College, Chelmsford. She has more than 15 years’ experience in horticultural buying and supplier management and has worked as a consultant for a number of companies. She has worked in commercial horticulture in both Australia and the Middle East, and joins the CIH from the National Trust.
Commenting on Helen’s appointment, CIH president Gerald Bonner says: “Helen will be instrumental in growing our chartership remit, our professional learning programme and expanding our membership throughout the UK, Ireland and the Commonwealth.”
Regarding her new role, Helen says: “I am looking forward to working with such a diverse range of horticultural expertise that spans our membership base. In the immediate term I will be looking to understand how I can best serve our members’ needs, represent their views and build a collaborative relationship with our partners in the industry.”