Our Team

Claire Barlow, Head of Development

Valerie Beard, Events Manager

Ashley Edwards, Gardener-in-Charge

Silvia Davoli, Research Curator

Nick Dolan, Director

Michele Kostiner, Tours Coordinator

Hannah Kirwan, Development Administrator

Bethan Wood, Marketing Manager

Claire Leighton, Community Outreach Manager

Colin Marsden, Duty Manager

Emily Pugh, Duty Manager

Sally Stratton, Learning Manager

Laura Teale, Operations Manager

Carole Tucker, Hon Librarian

Mirela Hasaj, Finance Manager

Sue-Ann Gladhaug, Finance Accountant

The Strawberry Hill Trust

The Strawberry Hill Trust was formed in August 2002 with a mission to restore Horace Walpole’s Gothic villa and open it to a wider public. The Trust has taken over a 120 year lease from the Catholic Education Service, the owner of the property, and secured £10 million in funding to restore the building and garden.


Alan Baker
Nicholas Barber
Charles Henderson (Acting Chair)
George Hunter
Carole Patey
John Reeve
Nick Dolan
Henry Sherman
Terry Smith
Michael Snodin
Chris Sumner

A registered charity and a company limited by guarantee.

Company Registration: 4516140
Registered Charity: 1095618
VAT Registration: GB 135 6108 30

Registered Office:
268 Waldegrave Road

The Strawberry Hill Collection Trust

For more information about the Strawberry Hill Collection Trust click here


Royal Patron

HRH The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO

Honorary Patron

Alan Titchmarsh MBE, DL

The Marquess of Cholmondeley
Lady Rose Cholmondeley
The Countess of Derby
Lord Rothschild
Lord Waldegrave of North Hill
Lord Walpole
Mrs Lynn Fitzwater
Mrs James Teacher
Mrs Clive Wainwright
Prof. J. Wilton-Ely