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Staff

 

Get in touch with the Membership Team: 01295 678624 or membership@rfs.org.uk

 

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Simon Lloyd, RFS Chief Executive, is leading the development of RFS strategy and a number of new and high profile projects and partnerships. Simon has more than 30 years of commercial business management experience. He owns and manages woodlands in Herefordshire and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Forestry from Bangor University.

 

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Claire Street, Membership Events & Administration Officer, manages events and day-to-day administration at RFS HQ, covering everything from administering Long Service Awards to arranging conferences.  She previously spent over 15 years in recruitment, including 10 years working for Macdonald & Company, a RICS-affiliated Property recruitment consultancy focused on executive search.

 

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Dawn Dewhurst, Membership Services Finance, manages the day-to-day finances at the RFS and assists in many other projects at the Hay Barns. She previously worked as Payroll Manager for Fountains Ltd and has accumulated years of relevant experience.
Outside the RFS, Dawn takes an active role in running her husband’s flying school business.

 

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 Zoe Knight, Membership Services Coordinator, is your first point of contact for any new or current RFS membership enquiries. Zoe has extensive administrative experience and has spent her working life in various roles for charities in the animal welfare, conservation and education sectors. From hands on work with Vervet Monkeys in South Africa, to running campaigns, public engagement and fundraising events- Zoe's passion for the outdoors and the environment is evident in everything she does. 

 

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Jen Turner, Development Manager, is working with our supporters to raise funds for our exciting programmes of work. She is an advocate for great woodland management and has spent the last 11 years working in the nature conservation and ecology sectors. Before joining the RFS Jen was a Fundraising Manager at the RSPB and previous to that, she worked as an ecological consultant and project manager.
Jen holds a BSc (Hons) in Marine Biology and an MSc in Environmental Management. 

 

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Becky Wilkinson,  Teaching Trees Training and Programme Officer Becky delivers both sessions for school groups and training for outdoor professionals in using woodlands for learning.  She is a qualified teacher and forest school leader with experience of senior leadership, teacher training and as a teaching and learning advisor. She says “I love having the opportunity to work with children in the forest and see the benefits that it brings to them. Freedom to explore with all their senses and to learn about the world around them as they experience it.”


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 Adam Pickles, Future Foresters Officer Adam co-ordinates the Forestry Roots program providing first ime employment in forestry sector for young people, bursaries and studentships which allow early career professionals and students to attend events such as seminars and conferences or conduct forestry related research abroad. Encouraging career progression and development is also a key focus of Adams work.  Adam has a BSc degree in Ecology and Wildlife Conservation.