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New Development Director at the Institute of Chartered Foresters

Louise Simpson

The Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) has appointed a new Development Director who will play a key role in establishing and cultivating partnerships to support professionalism in forestry and arboriculture.

Louise Simpson has 20 years’ experience in evidence gathering, policy development, strategy, campaigning, stakeholder engagement, fundraising, and people management. She has a BA from the University of Southampton and started her professional career in marketing and business training.

Louise has headed up a number of multi-organisation initiatives, promoting the benefits of teamwork and partnership relations. Most recently she was Policy and Research Director for the Army Families Federation for whom she worked for almost 12 years.

“It is a very important time for forestry and arboriculture as the benefits of trees move up the political, environmental and social agenda in the UK so I am delighted to be joining the Institute at this time,” she said.

The Institute’s President Alastair Sandels FICFor welcomed Louise. “As the only body awarding chartered status in the UK we must embrace professional development and be ambitious now and for the next generation. As Development Director Louise will be helping us to do this and she will be a fantastic addition to the team,” he said.


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