Our Team

Derek Purnell, Director

Kate Dodds, Development Manager

Bethan Wood, Marketing & Communications Manager (PT)

Valerie Beard, Events and Tours Manager (PT)

Zeta McDonald, Visitor Services Manager (PT)

Julia Reed, Operations and Administration Officer

Alfonso Moreno, Gardener-in-Charge (PT)

Claire Leighton, Community Outreach Manager (PT)

Sally Stratton, Learning Manager (PT)

Silvia Davoli, Research Curator (PT)

Carole Tucker, Hon Librarian (Volunteer)

Jade Fletcher, Finance Manager (PT)

Tracy Jones, Brera Press

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.


Pim Baxter, Lynn Beard, Xenia Carr-Griffiths, Paul Finucane, Paul Kafka (Chair), Martin Postle, Christopher Rough, Henry Sherman, Jérôme Stern, Robert Waiting.

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


Royal Patron

HRH The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO

Honorary Patron

Alan Titchmarsh MBE, DL

Honorary Founder Patrons 
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

The Strawberry Hill Collection Trust

The Strawberry Hill Collection Trust (SHCT) works closely with the Strawberry Hill Trust (SHT).

For more information about the Strawberry Hill Collection Trust please click here.