Carol Paris has agreed to join the HTA as its new Director General.
HTA Vice President Stan Green of Growforth who chaired the final stages of an extensive selection process said “We are delighted that Carol Paris has accepted the role of Director General at the HTA. We had an excellent response to our advertising of this post earlier this year and Carol has been selected from a very strong shortlist.
Carol is widely known and highly regarded across the industry through her work at Garden & Leisure Group and as a board member of the HDC (Horticultural Development Company) as well as through her involvement with the HTA over a number of years. Carol understands the challenges faced by the whole industry and the organisation itself and the HTA Board is confident that Carol will bring the necessary focus and energy that this important role requires”.
Carol Paristold The Landscaper “I am thrilled that the HTA Board has asked me to lead the organisation through the next phase in its development. The garden industry makes a substantial contribution to the economy and the environment in the UK but is not immune from the challenges posed by the current global downturn. I look forward to working with the HTA Board and staff to ensure the HTA is in the best possible position to support its membership through this challenging period and drive renewed growth in the future”. Carol Paris took up her new role on 13 August 2012.