Our Executive Director, Juno Hollyhock, joined Learning through Landscapes in January 2012.
Juno came to LTL from the academy sponsor Oasis where she was National Communications Manager focussing on the delivery of internal and external communications, events, marketing strategies and brand development across the organisation as well as supporting the delivery of 14 academies.
Juno’s background is in working with organisations that support children and young people in both the statutory and voluntary sectors at local, national and international levels. Her experience includes strategic development, fundraising and income generation, project management and evaluation and charitable governance.
Juno has a broad range of experience in the field of outdoor learning and children’s play and brings some practical hands-on knowledge to the role as she is a keen vegetable gardener and keeps chickens and pigs for eggs and meat!
Juno remains involved in a voluntary capacity with a number of charitable organisations including the Evelina Children’s Heart Organisation, the YMCA movement and the Global Rock Challenge.
A qualified primary teacher, Alison has 24 years of education experience in a variety of settings – from teaching, running a research project, managing an out of school care project, and as Education Manager with the Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET). All of her roles have involved her need to get children outdoors, providing good quality learning opportunities from 3-18 in a practical, hands on basis.
Outside of work she is keen to be outdoors too – walking, biking or helping out with the Duke of Edinburgh award at her children’s high school. An avid reader, books are demolished on a regular basis. Experimenting with recipes also rates highly on her list of things to do with a special focus on great Scottish produce – a definite product of working with farmers in a previous life.
Chloe joined LTL in March 2011 and is responsible for developing projects into successful fundraising propositions.
With a degree in environmental studies Chloe previously worked in the public sector, including Southampton City Council and Hampshire County Council. She ran the external funding unit at Hampshire County Council providing funding and bidding support and advice to staff and the wider community across Hampshire. Chloe has also worked with rural local authorities in Ghana to build capacity and develop income generation skills.
Chloe brings with her a wealth of strong fundraising and project management skills and a good knowledge of lottery, government, European, trusts and foundations and sponsorship funding principles.
Dawn ensures that LTL operates efficiently by overseeing all our support services including governance, administration, ICT and HR.
She is CIPD qualified and has more than 30 years experience providing and managing support and administrative functions for a range of organisations from the police service to BMW. Dawn has also volunteered her services helping with local committees and the development and running of local community projects.
Irina joined the LTL trust in November 2007, working firstly as Finance Officer and then as Finance Project coordinator. In October 2011 she was promoted to Finance Manager.
Irina is responsible for management and budgetary control, financial reporting and compliance of all financial systems within the Trust.
With a teaching degree in Mathematics and a further degree in Finance (including Economics and Accounting) Irina has over sixteen years financial experience. She has achieved success in organisations both in the UK and internationally and is currently continuing her professional development studying towards CIMA.
Mary has a long association with LTL dating back to the early 1990s when she volunteered for the Trust. Working in various roles between 1996 and 2012 she returned to LTL in 2016. She is currently responsible for overseeing a range of projects where her job is to ensure that they meet the needs of both funders and the people our team of delivery officers work with, whilst also ensuring that projects keep to time and budget.
Mary is a qualified teacher, trainer and Chartered Landscape Architect (Management). She is a co-founder of the International School Grounds Alliance and managed the first of their international conferences in England in 2010.
She is a governor at her local primary school, a volunteer speaker for Christian Aid and also helps churches make the most of their outdoor spaces. She is a Director of Play Leaning Life which is a community interest company that promotes and enables outdoor experiences for children.
Jonathan volunteers his time as our honorary treasurer, overseeing our accounts and attending trustee meetings. He graduated from the University of Southampton with a BSc in Mathematics and Operational Research, and has been a chartered accountant since 1988. Jonathan has an established financial and accountancy career since starting as an audit trainee at Deloitte Haskins and Sells in 1985. He has held numerous positions in Motorola including financial controller for Motorola Telco, Corporate Finance Manager for Motorola UK & Ireland, GSM Supply Chain Financial Controller, Director Motorola EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and most recently Director of Global Governance. Jonathan takes a hands-on approach to his role of Honorary Treasurer and meets regularly with staff to ensure good financial governance and process.