Our People

Board of trustees

Angus Davison – Chair

Angus is the Chair and founder of Haygrove, the fruit-growing business and also chair and founder of Haygrove Community Gardens. The inspiration and drive behind the charity, Angus brings business expertise, horticultural and agricultural knowledge and above all a passion for our work.

Peter Scrimshaw - Trustee

Peter is the Chief Financial Officer for Haygrove and also the charity’s Treasurer. He has extensive business experience in various roles in the UK and abroad.

Sara Roberts – Trustee

Sara is an HR specialist and supports the day-to-day running of the charity. Her extensive HR knowledge is essential to support our army of volunteers. Sara also brings her creative flair to the charity, and her experience of caring for a relative with additional needs.

Sarah Francis – Company Secretary

Sarah is the safe pair of hands guiding the governance of the Charity and ensuring that we are operating fairly. legally and ethically.


Cath Baker - Project Director/Driver

Cath is interested in the difference that being outside and around plants and nature can make to people’s well-being. With 30 years experience working in the voluntary sector, she has worked with adults, children and young people with disability and disadvantage, by facilitating access to green spaces and therapeutic activities that bring people closer to nature. Cath aims to expand the amazing work of the charity by reaching out to, and inspiring, businesses and communities to get involved.

Tim Shelley - Community Gardens Manager

Tim is passionate about community. A place where people can feel safe, valued, supported, connected and part of something and not alone. His hope is that we can do that through our therapeutic green spaces that we have created. Tim started the Community Garden in Ross-on-Wye in 2013 and continues to lead it with a fabulous team of volunteers and staff. He also develops future projects in and around Herefordshire. Tim was previously a Baptist Minister leading churches in a number of market towns. 

Kathryn Porteous - Community Gardens Assistant

Kathryn describes herself as a seasoned gardener and personal development coach with a commercial business background. She is passionate about supporting people to thrive, particularly in challenging times and situations.  Kathryn is RHS trained and a skilled facilitator and coach.