A volunteer with the Royal Horticultural Society, Myra is secretary to Hortax and is managing the ‘Lost Names’ project which is a collaborative effort, with ten major horticultural libraries contributing to the development of a cumulative index to The Gardeners’ Chronicle. It is hoped that the index will be of interest to garden historians and other historical researchers.
A chartered member of the British Computer Society, Myra is a systems professional rather than a horticulturalist and worked in business process, systems, information and knowledge management roles for ICL, Xerox and, more recently, for Imperial College, London. Her experience in international standards development and in database and knowledgebase management in particular, is equally relevant to Hortax.
Myra graduated from the Open University in Natural Sciences in 2012. She has a keen interest in wildflower as well as wildlife conservation, is an enthusiastic gardener and enjoys botanical and wildlife photography.