Leading a team of around 45 staff he is responsible for the strategic direction of the IFOS service and for ensuring sound financial and people management.
A graduate of the Scottish School of Forestry, Nicol joined the Forestry Commission in 1990 and has worked across Great Britain in a variety of operational and strategic roles. Nicol has had a long association with Forest Research and IFOS in particular working collaboratively on areas such as the development of the Forester Geographic Information System and on Production Forecasting.
Professional Member of the Institute for Chartered Foresters
Graduate of the Cabinet Office Leaders UK programme to develop collaborative leadership skills for public service excellence