Sharon Durdant-Hollamby FICFor elected as President of the Institute of Chartered Foresters

Members of the Institute of Chartered Foresters have elected Sharon Durdant-Hollamby FICFor as the new President. Sharon succeeds Alastair Sandels FICFor, who has completed two years in the role. Geraint Richards FICFor, Head Forester for the Duchy of Cornwall, succeeds Sharon in the role of Vice President. Sharon is the first Chartered Arboriculturist, and only […]

Forestry Commission confirms new Chief Executive

Forestry Commission Chair Sir William Worsley has confirmed Richard Stanford as the new Chief Executive of the Forestry Commission. Richard will begin his new role in August, replacing current Chief Executive Ian Gambles who will leave his post in May. Commenting on his appointment, Richard said: “I look forward to learning from the nation’s experts across […]

Policy Roundup – April 2021

Our monthly policy roundup blog updates you on what the Institute has been getting involved in and what you can get involved in too. Institute Policy & Research New Website Launch We are really excited about our refreshed website with its dedicated policy section and we welcome your feedback so we can continue to develop […]

National Tree Officers Conference 2021 – Invitation to Present

We’re delighted to announce the launch of the National Tree Officers Virtual Conference 2021. Building on the success of five previous NTOC events, and in light of continued uncertainty around face-to-face meetings, the conference will take place entirely online on the 2nd and 3rd November. Developed by tree officers for tree officers, the National Tree […]

Institute’s Executive Director gives Evidence at EFRA Committee

In March, the Institute’s Executive Director, Shireen Chambers MBE FICFor gave evidence at an EFRA Committee meeting on the critical skills shortage in forestry. The session was on land-based education and Shireen was joined by Tim Bradshaw, Vice President of NFU, and Alex Payne, Chief Executive of Landex. The following day the committee announced they […]

Policy Roundup – March 2021

Our monthly policy roundup blog updates you on what the Institute has been getting involved in and what you can get involved in too. Institute Policy & Research EFRA Committee The highlight of this month was the Institute giving evidence at the EFRA Committee about the critical skills shortage in forestry. It was a session […]