Forest Research governance

Chief Executive

Prof James Pendlebury, CEO
Has overall responsibility for achieving the objectives and targets set for Forest Research.

Research

Led by Prof Peter Freer-Smith, Departmental Chief Scientist. 

Our staff are organised into the following centres:

  • Centre for Ecosystems, Society and Biosecurity (led by Prof Chris Quine)
  • Centre for Sustainable Forestry and Climate Change (led by Dr Helen McKay)
  • Centre for Research Services (led by Dr Hugh Williams)
    • Technical Development
    • Technical Services Unit
    • Business Development
    • Communications and Research Information Service
    • Facilities Management

These Centres provide a focus and context for our research programmes and points of contact for our partners and customers.

Inventory, Forecasting and Operational Support (IFOS)

Led by Peter Weston

  • The National Forest Inventory
  • Forecasting
  • FC Statistics
  • Spatial data acquisition, hosting, management and distribution
  • Spatial data capture
  • Business analysis
  • Development and support of Forester GIS

Corporate Services

Led by Prof James Pendlebury, CEO

  • Finance and Contract Management
  • Human Resources

Forest Research Executive Board:

  • Chief Executive
  • Departmental Chief Scientist
  • Head of Centre for Ecosystems, Society and Biosecurity
  • Head of Centre for Sustainable Forestry and Climate Change
  • Head of Centre for Research Services
  • Head of Centre for Inventory, Forecasting and Operational Support
  • Head of Finance and Contract Management (Sandra Smith)
  • Head of Human Resources (Sarah England)
FR Executive board members' attendance at Executive Board meetings for 2016-2017
  4/2016 5/2016 6/2016 7/2016 9/2016 10/2016 11/2016 12/2016 1/2017 2/2017 3/2017
James Pendlebury (Chair) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sarah England Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Shireen Chambers Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Peter Freer-Smith Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Helen McKay Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Chris Quine Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sandra Smith Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Peter Weston Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hugh Williams Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Shireen Chambers is a non-executive member who joined the board on 1 November 2014

FREB Members Register of Interest(PDF-51K)

ARAC Members Register of Interest(PDF-35K)

Forest Research people

Staff directory and contact information