Andy has been working in the area of community forestry for over 20 years. He graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 1992 with a degree in Forestry (BSc (Hons) For) and subsequently obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Conservation Management from Otley College in 1995.
He then started out his career as a Community Forester for the Forestry Commission within the South Yorkshire Forest Partnership in Sheffield, before joining the team at Red Rose Forest in 1998.
Since working for the team at City of Trees, Andy has led on woodland creation and management, as well as the in-house expert on tree disease and biosecurity. He has extensive experience of both tree and woodland project development with a range of stakeholders, using GIS, managing tenders, grant applications and running community events.
Andy is a keen tennis player and enjoys windsurfing. He doesn’t have a favourite tree species but loves a big tree – the older and bigger the better!