Alex Brearley, East District Forest Management Director

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After graduating in Forestry at the University of Edinburgh, Alex’s first role was with the Forestry Commission as a Harvesting Forester in Thetford.  Alex was then promoted to Team Leader based in Thames Chase Community Forest where he delivered over 200ha of new community woodlands. 

After a year as Programme Manager for a land reclamation firm in British Columbia, Canada, Alex returned to the UK and established and spent a decade growing an environmental services company. 

Alex was appointed Forest Management Director for East Forest District in 2020. 

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