Two new Forest Managers have been appointed to strengthen the company’s operations across Kent, Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire.
Working from Tilhill Forestry’s offices in Groombridge, Kent, Hugh Davies MICFor will cover Kent and Sussex. He has an MSc in Environmental Forestry from Bangor University and his wide range of experience includes being a Forest Manager and consultant for two private companies in the Midlands, a saw mill worker, a forest ranger and a professional tree inspector. Most recently Hugh was working with Forest Research at Alice Holt and has an interest in managing the impact of pests and diseases
Hugh, who lives in Brighton, said: “I’m excited to be working alongside such a positive team and looking after a whole array of new woodland portfolios in the South East of England. There is so much scope to bring woodland under proper management and help owners to maximise the use of their properties both recreationally and financially.”
Forest Manager Alex MacKinnon is based in Alton, Hampshire. He will be focusing on developing new business and managing a portfolio across predominantly Surrey and Hampshire, while utilising the experience he gained working with Tilhill’s Investment & Property team.
Having grown up in the area, Alex previously worked in Scotland dealing with the acquisition of new properties for clients. He has worked in arboriculture, landscaping, as a shadow ranger for the Forestry Commission and as a countryside ranger.
Alex, who has a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science from Nottingham Trent University, said: “I’m very pleased with my new role and am most looking forward to spending more time in the woods and making a positive impact on the green areas that I grew up in.”