Our Team

Tilhill employs a team of forestry investment experts dedicated to helping clients find and acquire suitable forests or woodlands.

If you want to know more about forestry and woodland investment then our team should be your first call.

Bruce Richardson

Head of Investment & Property

Bruce originally worked in the financial services industry, holding a variety of senior roles in information technology, programme management, strategic planning and business intelligence.

After completing a Masters degree in Forestry he joined Tilhill in 2012 as a graduate trainee working in forestry management. He soon moved into the Investment and Property Team where he applies his investment analysis skills in a forestry context.

Bruce supports both individual and corporate clients with property acquisition, valuation and woodland creation projects. He also leads on a number of internal projects such as the Forest Market Report.

Tel: 01387 711211. Mobile: 07789 946542. Email: bruce.richardson@tilhill.com

Peter Chappell

Forestry Investment Advisor

Peter is a Forest Management Graduate from the University of Aberdeen and in 2004 completed an MSc at Imperial College in Forest Protection and Conservation. He gained Chartered Forester status in 2010.

Peter has hands-on forestry experience as well as impressive academic qualifications. Prior to joining Tilhill, Peter started his career as a timber harvesting forester in South West Scotland for the Forestry Commission.

He joined Tilhill in 2007 as a forest manager in South Wales before a spell with UPM in Finland, Tilhill's parent company at the time.

Being based at the busy South Wales District Office helps incorporate into his appraisal work the most up-to-date market subtleties and most relevant forest assessments methods. It also means he can work closely with the forestry and harvesting managers and, in the process, gain the best possible local knowledge of off market opportunities.

Tel: 01550 721442. Mobile: 07825 351989. Email: peter.chappell@tilhill.com

Will Johnson

Forestry Investment Advisor

Will Johnson

Will joined the Investment and Property Team at Tilhill in 2020. Previously an officer in the British Army, he worked as a sustainable portfolio manager at J.P. Morgan Asset Management before completing a MSc in Environmental and Forest Management from the University of Aberdeen in 2019.

As a Chartered Financial Analyst®, Will brings over 5 years’ experience of analysing and managing sustainable investments for a wide range of UK and international institutional clients, as well as experience of long-term project finance appraisal.

Will is based in the Central Borders office in Jedburgh and advises clients on investment opportunities across the Scottish Borders and North and Central England.


Tel: 01835 863244. Mobile: 07826 268459. Email: william.johnson@tilhill.com



Mike Caughlin

Forestry Investment Advisor