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Ian Gambles

Ian joined the Forestry Commission in March 2013 as the executive Forestry Commissioner and FC CEO. Ian was previously Director of National Infrastructure at the Planning Inspectorate, and has experience from a career in both the public and private sectors. He worked for a number of years at HM Treasury and has been a management consultant both in big firms including KPMG and in his own small business. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

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