Alex Brearley headshot

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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We have a wide range of opportunities across England you can get stuck into, like practical conservation, maintenance of walking and mountain bike trails and vegetation management. Or how about helping out at our visitor centres, meeting and greeting visitors, helping to lead events, doing wildlife surveys or answering enquiries in the office?  Search the map below to find a volunteer opportunity in a forest near you.