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Charity status and new CEO confirmed

Hattie Ghaui appointed CEO of Project Giving Back, which is now a registered charity.

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May 19, 2022

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Hattie Ghaui appointed CEO of Project Giving Back, which is now a registered charity.

As we move into show week for RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022, we are delighted to have received confirmation from the Charity Commission that Project Giving Back is now a registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation.

In line with our new charitable status, Hattie Ghaui has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Previously Project Director for PGB, Hattie has helped shape the organisation since its inception, and has overseen the first group of PGB funded gardens for good causes at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022.

Speaking about her appointment, Hattie said:

“It’s such an honour to be steering Project Giving Back through its inaugural year and I am thrilled to have been appointed CEO ahead of this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. We are all so proud of the impact PGB funded gardens will have for the organisations they are supporting, it’s really exciting to work with the RHS, ensuring that we try wherever possible to fund gardens that align with their strategic objectives, and we look forward to working with many more good causes and garden design teams in years to come.”

Rosie Atkins, Chair of Trustees at PGB, said:

“Since taking on the role of Project Director for PGB , Hattie has proved herself to be a confident and compelling leader. We look forward to supporting her to develop and grow PGB’s charitable purpose and impact as a unique grant-making scheme for gardens for good causes, which is attracting new charities and designers to RHS Chelsea Flower Show.”

Twelve gardens at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show are funded by Project Giving Back (PGB) and half of those are from first time Chelsea designers. Over the next three years, PGB will fund up to 42 gardens, representing an investment of around £12m. A requirement of the funding is that gardens are relocated after the show so they will live on and continue to make a positive difference to communities and charity beneficiaries in the long term.

To find out more about our 2022 gardens, please visit Our Gardens page here.

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