Graham Dear is retiring as Park Manager
Graham Dear, Park Manager for Greenwich Park has announced that after 13 years at The Royal Parks, he is intending to retire in early April 2023.
Graham has been an inspirational Park Manager who, with the support of his team has delivered significant improvements to the landscape quality and visitor experience in Greenwich Park.
Graham and the team were heavily involved in hosting the riding portion of Modern Pentathlon, as well as all the events of Equestrian (Dressage, Jumping and Eventing) during the 2012 Summer Olympics. For the Games, Greenwich Park saw the construction of a temporary equestrian course, designed for the cross-country element of the Eventing competition, with a temporary main arena being built in front of the Queen's House within the grounds of the National Maritime Museum. Graham led his team in the successful delivery of the event and the reinstatement afterwards, managing stakeholder expectations and always ensuring the protection of the park.
More recently it was Graham’s drive and passion for the park that led to the inception and development of the Greenwich Park Revealed Project, and he has been instrumental in driving this project forward since funding was secured from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Graham will be missed within the Parks Directorate and across all of the Royal Parks and we wish him the best of luck in his retirement.