SNH Appoint Ian Ross as Chairman

William Ross FICFor

ICF Fellow Ian Ross Appointed SNH Chairman

Ian Ross OBE FICFor FRSA has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Board of Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

William Ross FICFor


Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Paul Wheelhouse, made the announcement saying:

“I am delighted that Ian Ross has accepted this appointment. His extensive experience will help SNH to continue to play a key role in delivering the Scottish Government’s commitment to conserve and enhance our environment and biodiversity strategy. SNH have a vital role to ensure our natural resources continue to support the sustainable growth of our economy, and can contribute to further improving the health and wellbeing of communities across Scotland.

“Ian’s time as a board member of SNH since April 2013 will also provide continuity for the Board in taking forward its business. I very much look forward to working with Ian and wish him every success in his new role.

Over 30 Years Experience in Forestry and Land Use

Ian has over 30 years of experience of working in Scottish forestry and land use sectors. He has previously been a Highland Councillor for 13 years and Chair of the Council’s Planning, Environment and Development Committee. A graduate in Forestry from Aberdeen University, he has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Foresters since 1983, and held the Fellowship for over 13 years. Ian succeeds Andrew Thin in the SNH role, effective 1 March 2014.

The Institute join SNH and Paul Wheelhouse in offering Ian our sincere congratulations, wishing him every success in this new role.

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