Our People

The Institute is led by its Council and committees, made up of senior members of the forestry and arboriculture sector, as well as fresh talent from ICF’s growing membership. These committees are supported by a small team of staff, based in two offices, Edinburgh and Bristol. Follow the links below to find out more about our team and governance.

Our ICF staff

Discover the faces and names behind the ICF’s management, membership and marketing activities.

Our ICF Governance

Find out more about ICF’s committee members including its Executive and Council.

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Purpose The Institute regulates standards of entry to the profession; provides support to members; guidance to professionals in other sectors; information to the general public; and educational advice and training to both students and tree professionals seeking to develop their…

The history of the Institute of Chartered Foresters The Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) was founded in 1925 as the Society of Foresters of Great Britain. It became the Institute of Foresters in 1974 and was incorporated by Royal Charter…

The Institute is made up of over 1,800 members from across the country. Our online search facility allows you to verify an individual’s membership status.

North Scotland ChairClaire Wightman MICForSecretaryLuke Wilson South Scotland ChairNeil McKay MICForSecretaryTom Black MICFor North England ChairMartin Glynn FICFor CEnvSecretaryBillie-Jo Blackett MICFor Midlands ChairAndrew Powers MICForSecretaryCharles Robinson MICFor East England ChairGavin Robbie MICForSecretaryBen Hogben MICFor South East England ChairAlison Field FICForSecretaryGuy…

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