Charles Hutchinson, BSc, MSc

FES GIS Manager


Tel:  +44 (0)300 067 5286

Silvan House
231, Corstorphine Road
EH12 7AT

Charles joined the Forestry Commission in 2017 after a year as a contractor in the same role as GIS Manager for FE Scotland.  He studied for a BSc. (Hons) in Tropical Environmental Science at the University of Aberdeen from 1997 to 2001, followed by an MSc in Geographical Information Science at the University of Edinburgh between 2001 & 2002.

Charles began his GIS career working in data management & analysis and support roles in Scottish Water and SEPA before more recently spending several years working in ecology consultancy as a senior ecologist and GIS analyst at Strath Caulaidh Ltd.

Charles’ current role involves providing first line support for Forester desktop and web users in Scotland, resolving software & data issues, managing data integrity checks for core Forester datasets and assisting in the delivery of system upgrades.