Standards and Skills – the Worldwide Challenge


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David Richardson, Director of Horticulture Commonwealth War Graves Commission

David has worked at CWGC for 30 years! A chartered fellow of the CIOH and amenity rep on Council. After his degree in Horticulture at Bath he took up the position as a supervisor in France; managing sites and 80 gardeners from Amiens to Reims

David spent almost eleven years in Turkey managing the sites on the Gallipoli peninsula He returned to the UK as Horticultural Manager and went on to manage horticulture in Africa, the middle East and the Asia and Pacific regions – lots of travel!

Returning to France David project managed an archaeological excavation in Fromelles and the construction of the CWGC first new cemetery in 50 years.   Back in the UK to David worked in special projects with the CEO and finally became Director of Horticulture.