Luke Cross

Luke Cross, Area Manager

Luke began working in forestry after completing a BSc Countryside Management degree and MSc in Forest Management at Harper Adams University.

He worked for the National Trust for 3 years carrying out motor-manual forestry operations in a lowland woodland.

Luke joined Tilhill in June 2018 on to the graduate scheme as an Assistant Forest Manager. Promoted to Forest Manager in 2021 and then promoted to Area Manager in 2023.

With a non-rural background Luke changed careers from plumbing to forestry and feels incredibly lucky to fulfil a life-long ambition to work in forestry.