Conservation charity appoints first CEO

Conservation charity Future Woodlands Scotland has appointed its first chief executive officer

Shireen Chambers will join in August from the Institute of Chartered Foresters, where she is currently executive director.

Her priorities will be to boost the profile of Scotland’s woodlands through funding programmes, policy initiatives and partnerships.

“The trustees and staff are delighted that Shireen is to head-up the charity as our first-ever CEO,” said the charity’s chair Tim Ball.

“She has all the drive, skills and passion necessary to build on all that Future Woodlands Scotland has achieved over the last 10 years and to lead the organisation through its next ambitious phase.”

“She is joining us at a key moment in our development as we focus on the benefits that trees and native woodlands can bring to our rural and urban environments in Scotland.

“Having a CEO will give us that extra resource to deliver a significant step change in the support we offer.”

Chambers added: “As we look forward to the future, I am excited to work with the passionate staff and Board of Trustees, as well as existing and new partners to build on the charity’s excellent work.

“I am also keen to further our role to campaign for and celebrate collaborations that will help us see a Scotland in which trees and native woodlands are thriving for our wildlife, communities and climate.”

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