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Forestry and Woodlands Advisory Committee

North West and West Midlands

The Forestry and Woodlands Advisory Committees advise the Forestry Commission on its work in the North West and West Midlands and comprise two committees:

North West

This committee covers the North West (Cumbria, Lancashire, Cheshire, Manchester and Merseyside) and is chaired by Iain Taylor, Partnerships Director for Peel Holdings Ltd.

Iain is partnerships director with the Peel Group, delivering a diverse range of development projects and community regeneration schemes.  Iain joined the Peel Group in 2007 from a career in the third sector focused on environmental regeneration and advocacy.  He has a range of interests, including Chair of the North West Forestry Framework and is a trustee of Community Forest Trust.  Iain is married with two children and loves exploring the country on his Ducati.

Northwest Advisory Committee members:

Name

FWAC Chamber

Iain Taylor

Chair (Local Community, Economy and Government)

Edward Mills

Forestry Industry and Land Owner

Nick Stanley

Forestry Industry and Land Owner

Chris Starr

Forestry Industry and Land Owner

Gail Whiteman

Social, Access and Environment Expertise

David Bliss

Social, Access and Environment Expertise

Anne Selby

Social, Access and Environment Expertise

Tayo Adebowale

Local Community, Economy and Government

Joseph Dwek

Local Community, Economy and Government

Steve Connor

Local Community, Economy and Government

 

West Midlands

This committee covers the West Midlands (Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands conurbation) and is chaired by Professor John Moverley OBE.

Professor Moverley has had a long career centred on land based industries and over a 17 year period was the Principal and Chief Executive of the Lincolnshire College of Agriculture and Horticulture and also Myerscough College.  He has had a range of business interests alongside the education and training roles and has served on many public bodies including the Board of the North-West Regional Development Agency and chairing its Rural Advisory Group. 

West Midlands Advisory Committee members:

Name

FWAC Chamber

Professor John Moverley

Chair (Local Community, Economy and Government)

Ian Baker

Forestry Industry and Land Owner

Marc Liebrecht

Forestry Industry and Land Owner

Mike Bentley

Forestry Industry and Land Owner

Caroline Bedell

Forestry Industry and Land Owner

Anne Wheeler

Social, Access and Environment Expertise

Alison Millward

Social, Access and Environment Expertise

Paul Cobbing

Social, Access and Environment Expertise

Rob Mackenzie

Social, Access and Environment Expertise

Martin Sutton

Local Community, Economy and Government

Chris Rance

Local Community, Economy and Government

Will Bullough (co-opted)

Local Community, Economy and Government

Last updated: 1st November 2017