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Chief Executive

Prof James Pendlebury, CEO

Has overall responsibility for achieving the objectives and targets set for Forest Research.

Research

Led by the Departmental Chief Scientist (Prof Chris Quine)

Our staff are organised into the following centres:


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 Nicol Sinclair

  • The National Forest Inventory
  • Forecasting
  • 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
  • Information technology
  • Communications

Forest Research Board

  • Chair of the Forestry Commissioners
  • Forest Research Chief Executive
  • Departmental Chief Scientist
  • Forest Research Finance Director
  • Forestry Commission Chief Executive Officer
  • Non-executive Forestry Commissioner
  • Scottish Government representative
  • UK Government representative
  • Welsh Government representative
  • Non-executive Member 

Forest Research Board attendance 2020/21

Registers of Interest

Forest Research Board RoI

Forestry Commissioners’ RoI

Forestry Commission Audit and Risk Assurance Committee (ARAC)

Information about the Forestry Commission’s ARAC, its role and membership is available on gov.uk

Modern Slavery

Pursuant to Section 54 (1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, as an executive agency of the Forestry Commission their statement on modern slavery also applies to Forest Research.