Paddy Harrop, Central District Forest Management Director

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Paddy is Forest Management Director (FMD) for Central England Forest District.

Paddy graduated with a BSc (hons) in Forestry from Bangor University in 1990, has an MA in Public Communication and is a Chartered Forester. His working career started as a forester in the south of England followed by periods on the West Coast of Scotland and the Forest Enterprise national teams based in Edinburgh, York and Bristol. 

He recently left his role as Head of Marketing and Strategy to take up leadership of the Central England team in 2018. Paddy is also a Trustee of the National Forest Company.

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