Sir William Worsley stood by wooden gate

Sir William Worsley owns and manages woodland in North Yorkshire. He was the Government’s National Tree Champion from 2018-2020 and was Chairman of the National Forest Company from 2016-2020. He is President of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society and Chairman of Hovingham Estate. He is also Chairman of the Howardian Hills AONB Joint Advisory Committee.

He served on the Independent Panel on Forestry, which reported on the future of English forestry in July 2012, and was a member of the Forestry Commission’s Advisory Panel. He is a former member of the North York Moors National Park Authority.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and of the Royal Agricultural Societies.

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