Our People

Our People

Chair of Trustees

  • Graham Taylor, Director, Pryor & Rickett Silviculture


  • Graham Taylor, Director, Pryor & Rickett Silviculture
  • Gerry Douglas, Forestry Researcher, Teagasc, Kinsealy, Dublin
  • John Fennessy, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Dublin
  • Dr Jason Hubert, Policy Analyst, Forestry Commission, Edinburgh

Co-Chairs of Management Committee

  • Graham Taylor, Director, Pryor and Rickett Silviculture
  • Geraint Richards, Head Forester, Duchy of Cornwall

Chief Executive Officer, Secretary and Treasurer

  • Tim Rowland, Stroud

Assistant to ceo

  • Deborah Scott, Bristol

Research Coordinator

  • Dr Jo Clark, Forestry Research Manager, Earth Trust, Oxfordshire

Irish Development Officer

  • John McNamara, Dublin

Species Groups


  • Chair: Pat Doody
  • Secretary: Dr Jo Clark


  • Chair: Andrew Powers
  • Secretary: Rick Worrell


  • Chair: Robert Lee
  • Secretary: Karen Russell


  • Chair: John Fennessy
  • Secretary: Dr Jo Clark

Sweet Chestnut

  • Chair: John Leigh-Pemberton
  • Secretary: Karen Russell


  • Chair: Gerry Douglas
  • Secretary: Rodrigo Olave


  • Chair: vacant
  • Secretary: Dr Jo Clark


  • Scott McG Wilson – Independent forestry consultant
  • Steve Lee – Forest Research
  • Ted Wilson – Independent forestry consultant