Janine Hawkins

Trees for Cities

Janine Hawkins has been the fundamental driving force behind Trees for Cities since 2010, initially providing external strategic support before becoming a Trustee in 2014, and Chair of Trustees in 2017.

Specific achievements that have resulted directly from Janine’s input include supporting the development of four strategic plans spanning from 2011 to 2025, the recruitment and support of Chief Executives, Directors and Trustees, and significant growth in our impact, turnover and operational sustainability. Janine’s steadfast drive, input and advice is enormously valued by the executive and non-executive team alike, particularly the Chief Executives for whom she has provided inspirational leadership coaching and strategic guidance. The charity and our people - staff and trustees - have all thrived under Janine’s skilful, thoughtful and pragmatic non-exec leadership. Janine is the ultimate coach who expertly draws out the best from us all and retains an infectious sense of humour and humanity in all that she does. Janine’s second term as Chair is due to end in January 2025 and our Articles limit trustees to serving two consecutive four-year terms, so we want to recognise and celebrate Janine’s remarkable contribution during her final full year as Chair before she steps down from this role.