New Governors Elected to Heritage Foundation

An election held in September 2022 has returned four new governors to serve on the board of the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation.

Sir Tim Wilson has lived in Letchworth Garden City for over 30 years, during which time he has served in numerous governance and board level roles, most recently as a Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire. Professionally, Sir Tim was Vice Chancellor of the University of Hertfordshire until his retirement in 2010. Tim is especially keen to develop sport and recreation for young people in the town, as well as promoting business relationships.

Sir Tim Wilson

Becky Hayes is the current Deputy Head at Hampstead Fine Arts. She is a qualified Arts Award Advisor and a school inspector. Previous board level experience includes a seat on the Board of Directors for AMCIS (Admissions, Marketing and Communications in Schools.) Through her work in education, Becky has strong links with all our local schools, and is passionate about inclusivity, outreach work and communities coming together.

Becky Hayes
Becky Hayes

Peter Lennie was born in Letchworth Garden City and has lived here since.  As well as his successful career as head of a successful international packaging business, Peter has a strong interest in sport and is a previous captain of Letchworth Golf Club.  He is a keen advocate for the refurbishment of Letchworth Garden City town centre and will advocate the redevelopment and revitalisation of key town assets. 

Peter Lennie
Peter Lennie

David Adam is a long-term resident of Letchworth Garden City.  Professionally, he has worked in urban regeneration, initially for London governmental organisations, and then through his own consultancy business advising cities on winning investment strategies. David is passionate about working with the community to bring investment into the town centre and to grow our cultural offer.

David Adam

Also returned in the election were William Armitage MBE and John Hillson who were current governors reelected for a further term. 

The structure of the board of governors also allows for up to ten Nominated Governors.  Local clubs and societies may nominate a governor to serve representing a specific category. Newly elected as a nominated governor is Harry Williams who is known locally as owner of Vutie Beets. Harry has been appointed to focus on recreational and leisure activities.

Gareth Hawkins is Chair of the Board of Trustees.  He said: “It was refreshing to see so many members of the community putting themselves forward to stand as governors. I believe that the electorate has chosen an excellent pool of candidates to join the board. The combined skillset will add a great deal of gravity to the work of the governors, and indeed the work and output of the Heritage Foundation. Welcome to you all, I look forward to working alongside you.”

You can see the full election return, read more about all of our governors, and find out more about the way that the Heritage Foundation is governed at here.