Roger Hillyer was elected new Friends Chairman at the AGM on 24 April 2021.
Roger has been our Honorary Secretary and a trustee, has lived in East Sheen for 25 years and is a regular visitor to the Park. Max Lankester was elected Honorary Secretary.
Roger succeeds Ron Crompton who was chairman for an incredible 14 years. Ron will continue with the Friends as a Vice President working on special projects and campaigns. He was thanked for his outstanding contribution as Chairman and presented with a framed tribute from Sir David Attenborough, one of our patrons, and a wonderful pop up card from the trustees and vice-presidents representing a custom made bowl which is being made for him from oak from Richmond Park.