The Society of Garden Designers (SGD) has announced its new chair and its continued development of entry level support.
Andrew Duff MSGD, managing director of the Inchbald School of Design, has been named the SGD’s new chair, a continuation of the role he held in partnership with Lynne Marcus MSGD since September 2022.
After a three-year tenure, Marcus has stepped down from the role of chair, but will continue to support the Society as chair of the SGD Awards.
Duff acknowledged his former co-chair’s role in leading the Society’s ‘Say No to Plastic Grass and Plants’ campaign in 2022, and how he hopes to continue her work building stronger links with other professional bodies.
“As the industry continues to move forward with purpose and professionalism, the SGD has some exciting times ahead, not least with the continued development of our CPD and training,” says Duff.
“Putting our members’ needs at its heart; the adaptation of our accreditation process, to meet the needs of our new student members; and a pathway to graduate membership, supporting those at the very start of their journey.
“I feel immensely privileged to have been given the responsibility of taking on the role of chair and look forward to building on these and more.”
Duff will be supported in the role by the SGD Council, which includes John Wyer FSGD, who continues his role as vice chair and treasurer.