BALI Board of Directors

  • Wayne Grills

    Wayne Grills

    Chief Executive

    Wayne’s role is to effectively manage and develop BALI to be the Trade Association of choice for the nation’s landscape professionals by delivering exceptional business, technical and promotional support for our members.

    Key Responsibilities:
    • Develop, agree and implement the BALI strategic plan to meet the Member’s needs.
    • Proactively promote the organisation not only to its members but to the general public and policy makers.
    • Plan and direct the organisation’s activities to achieve agreed targets and standards for membership services, financial performance, and legislative compliance.
    • Maintain and develop BALI’s reputation in its markets and with members, staff and other stakeholders.
    • Report to the board on organisational plans and performance.

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  • Paul Downer

    Paul Downer

    National Chairman

    Paul is the owner and Managing Director of Oak View Landscapes Limited an award winning BALI contractor. Oak View have been BALI members for 10 years, however prior to this Paul worked for two companies that have been members for the previous 17 years.

    Paul is an ex BALI North Thames Chairman and a current Board Governor of Writtle College.

    Paul’s aim is to contribute to developing BALI as the market leading industry trade association, helping to raise standards within the landscape industry and the BALI membership as a whole. Paul would like to assist, develop and influence young people who are starting out on a career in the landscape industry.

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  • Matt O’Conner

    Matt O’Conner

    Vice Chairman

    Matt is the Managing Director of John O’Conner Grounds Maintenance, a respected market leader in public and private sector grounds maintenance.

    Having been appointed back in 2007 Matt has continued to maintain the company’s values whilst making sure they keep one step ahead of the competition. 

    Matt brings to BALI a wealth of experience gained both within the industry and growing up with BALI.

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  • Robert Field

    Robert Field

    Immediate Past Chairman

    Bob is the owner and Managing Director of Robert Field Landscapes who have been BALI members for 25 years. Robert Field Landscapes carry out predominately domestic construction with some maintenance and design work too.

    Bob’s aim is to encourage domestic and small business members to use and to get more involved with BALI and in his role as Immediate Past Chairman. He would also like to see more members involved at regional level.

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  • Neil Huck

    Neil Huck

    Technical Director

    Neil is a National Group Training Manager for Ground Control Ltd, a large scale landscape construction and grounds maintenance company offering nationwide service to their clients.

    Currently Neil works on behalf of BALI on projects with DEFRA, EU Commission and ELCA where he currently sits as Vice President. This is to raise the profile of BALI and be involved with Government consultations and legislation affecting the landscape industry, which Neil considers as essential to BALI members.

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  • Richard Stone

    Richard Stone

    Honorary Treasurer

    Always striving to achieve the best, Richard brings to BALI his experience, knowledge and commitment, making him a vital member of the Board.

    Richard is elected Treasurer of BALI and Financial Director of Bawden Contacting Services Ltd a company which offers estate managers and FM professionals the full range of grounds maintenance, arboriculture - tree care & surgery and landscape services.


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  • Clive Ivil

    Clive Ivil


    Clive is the Managing Director for Quadron Services Limited, an ISO 14001 accredited specialist grounds maintenance company.

    Clive is responsible for the performance of all Quadron’s contracts and for ensuring good client relationships, excellent customer service and compliant standards of delivery.

    Having more than 30 years of industry experience he fully understands the pressures faced within the industry placing him in an ideal position for this role.  

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  • Jodie Read

    Jodie Read

    Director Responsible for Training

    Currently the Regional Chair for Wales and is looking forward to assisting the Board in moving BALI forward.

    Jodie is the Managing Director of Penarth Management Ltd; a training provider which specialises in the provision of compliance consultancy and training for Quality, Environmental, health and Safety Management and ROLO courses.  She became an Affiliate Member in 2010 and has been an active contributor to the organisation ever since.

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  • Stuart Simpson

    Stuart Simpson


    Having worked within the industry since 1985, Stuart brings to BALI a wealth of knowledge and expertise helping BALI to move forward.

    Stuart is a Director of Ashlea Limited, a professional and well established Landscaping company operating throughout the UK.  Stuart is also an active member in the Scottish region.


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  • Nigel Bowcock

    Nigel Bowcock


    Nigel is owner and Managing Director of Acre Landscapes. Acre is a relatively new company to BALI but Nigel has been involved with BALI since 1987.

    Acre Landscapes specialise in high end commercial landscape construction and maintenance works across Britain.

    Nigel’s interests are in the standards and achievements of the landscape industry and aims to increase, reinforce and promote the relevance and resources of BALI to all existing and prospective members and promoters.

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  • David Dodd

    David Dodd


    In 1995, David founded The Outdoor Room and has been a BALI Registered Contractor since 2004.

    He has always played an active role in promoting BALI and has served as both a regional committee member and Chairman of BALI's South Thames Region. Joining the board of directors will enable him to work with board colleagues to push forward the association's strategic plan, particularly in campaigns targeted at schools and colleges to help address the marked skills gap in the industry.


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  • Richard Kay

    Richard Kay

    Affiliate Director

    Richard joined BALI's Board of Directors in 2016 and is the Director responsible for BALI's Registered Affiliate members, representing their best interests.

    Richard is the Chairman of BALI Registered Affiliate member Green-tech, specilaists in landscaping, forestry, horticulture, garden retail, construction and facilities management, exporting to 14 countries around the globe. 

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  • Rosemary Coldstream

    Rosemary Coldstream

    Design Director

    Rosemary is an award winning garden and landscape designer, working with a wide range of clients including residential and commercial, local and international. Rosemary is a Registered Designer of BALI and a registered member of the SGD.

    Rosemary has joined the BALI Board of Directors to help represent and lead the association's Registered Designer members, with her specialties in creative design, water features, a professional design service, detailed plant knowledge and excellent customer service.


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  • Marian Boswall

    Marian Boswall

    Design Director

    Marian Boswall is a leading Landscape Architect whose award winning studio has a reputation for creating beautiful spaces, both private and public realm, often in historic settings.

    Established in 2004 her Studio is a Registered Practice Member of the SGD and a Registered Member of BALI. Having lectured at Greenwich University and worked at Board level for many years she has joined the BALI Board of Directors to further the development of designers and lead on cross fertilisation of knowledge and ideas between landscape architects, designers, contractors and nurseries.


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