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Our trustees

Adam Wallace

Adam Wallace

Adam recently retired after a career of nearly 50 years in agriculture and land management. In 2001 Adam joined the Woodland Trust to manage their 4800ha Estate at Glen Finglas near Callander. Glen Finglas was 1 of 1200 sites, but comprised nearly 25% of the Woodland Trust's entire UK holding. In his spare time Adam is involved in the Rotary movement is a Community Councillor and takes part in RICS assessment panels.

Andrew Fairbairn

Andrew worked for 18 years as Communications and Development Manager at the Woodland Trust Scotland, with particular interest in ancient trees, deer, creating and protecting native woodland, forestry policy and project management. Since January 2015 Andrew has been working on a self-employed basis as an Environmental Consultant.

Jonathan Hughes

Jonathan Hughes

Jonathan (Jonny) Hughes is currently the CEO of WCMC, UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, based in Cambridge.  Prior to this Jonny was the CEO of the Scottish Wildlife Trust for 5 years having previously worked for the Woodland Trust and Westminster City Council.

From September 2012 to June 2020, Jonny was an elected global Councillor of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) where for four years he chaired the Council’s policy and programme committee and the EU policy advisory group. He is also a non-Executive Director of Corrour Estate, a large upland estate in Scotland, and chair of the Ecological Advisory Board of Ardtornish Estate.

He holds a BA in Geography and Biology from Keele University, an MSc in Ecology completed at the University of Florence on an Erasmus scholarship and is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. In April 2019, Jonny became an Ambassador for the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

Liz Thomas

Liz Thomas

Liz is a charity sector professional with a wealth of experience in fundraising and management roles in sectors including: health, social welfare, disability and sensory impairment, volunteering and housing/homelessness. Liz specialises in statutory, trust and lottery fundraising and creating and maintaining long term relationships.

Ian Edwards

Ian Edwards

Ian Edwards is an ecologist and project manager with experience in leading conservation work in Scotland, Africa, South Asia and the Middle-East. He has a longstanding involvement in community engagement and action.

Ian was a director of Reforesting Scotland; and is especially interested in the interface between science and the arts. He has authored or edited a number of books and his current interest is in developing resilience in the face of rapid environmental change and challenges.

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