Congratulations to Institute of Chartered Foresters Fellow Dr Robert McIntosh CBE, who received an Honour for services to forestry in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Dr McIntosh, from Kinross, was appointed Director of Environment and Forestry Directorate at the Scottish Government in February this year. In this role he is responsible for policy on forestry, environmental quality, research and analysis, drinking water and sponsorship of Scottish Natural Heritage, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency. Dr. McIntosh is also Director of Forestry Commission Scotland. He joined the Forestry Commission in 1973 as a trainee District Officer at Thetford in East Anglia. He held a number of different posts before being appointed Forest District manager at Kielder, Britain’s largest man-made forest, in 1986, and remained at Kielder until taking up the post of Director of Business Enterprise in 1995.
Dr. McIntosh commented:
“Throughout my career I’ve always had a real passion for forestry, which remains to this day. The sector is more relevant today than it ever has been and a lot of this is due to the innovative and enthusiastic people that work in the industry.”