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Scotland's national forests and land are managed by Forestry and Land Scotland. The Executive Team gives strategic direction to the organisation, and monitors performance against policies, strategies and targets, and provides support to the Chief Executive and Director Scotland.

Team members

  • Simon Hodgson – Chief Executive (Chair)
  • Trefor Owen – Head of Land Management
  • John Mair – Head of Estate Development
  • Phil Whitfield – Interim Head of Community and Visitor Services
  • Nicky Whitaker – Interim Head of Business Services
  • Michael Hymers – Head of Corporate Support
  • Donna Mortimer – Head of Finance and Procurement
  • Rosetta Forbes – Head of HR Scotland
  • Carol McGinnes – Regional Manager (Central)
  • Sallie Bailey – Regional Manager (South)
  • John Thomson – Interim Regional Manager (East)
  • David Jardine – Regional Manager (West)
  • Graeme Prest – Regional Manager (North)
  • Rhondda Salmond – Secretariat

The Executive Team meets once per month, and minutes of the meeting are available below.

View meeting minutes

To obtain previous years' meeting minutes and papers, please contact our Corporate Support Team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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