Following a review from the Board of the HTA, the association’s Executive Team will strengthen in line with anticipated member needs.
Adam Taylor, president, said:
“The Board has decided to install some improvements, including enhanced communication with membership. It also includes increased ability to influence government at a time of significant change. The Board is confident that this structure will drive HTA member value. I have no doubt that the HTA is in a position of great strength. The Executive Team, headed by Alex Vick, will drive the association forwards.”
Martin Simmons, taking on the new role of director of Membership, will promote member engagement and satisfaction. Martin’s industry knowledge will provide continuity and an experienced voice when working with the key sector committees. Martin is the main point of contact for all membership. He will ensure the members’ voice is put through to the HTA Board to influence the association’s activities to meet members’ needs. His team includes horticulture manager, Alistair Yeomans.
The remits of Alex Vick, senior executive director and finance director, and Anne Clark, director of HR & Learning, are widening to maximise member value. This is across areas including improved learning and development and gifting.
To further strengthen the Executive Team, the HTA will recruit a director of Policy and Communication. This role is to lobby government on members’ behalves and put in place an improved communication strategy.
The Executive Team at the HTA comprises:
- Alex Vick, senior executive director & finance director
- Martin Simmons, director of Membership
- Anne Clark, director of HR & Learning
- Director of Policy & Communication