TREE AID is delighted to announce the appointment of Shireen Chambers as Chair of our board of trustees.
As Executive Director of the Institute of Chartered Foresters, Shireen is a passionate forestry advocate in the UK. She has previously served on the boards of the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, Forest Research, the Forestry Commission’s Regional Advisory Committee for Mid-Scotland (Chair), Edinburgh Green Belt Trust and as a member of the Independent Panel on Forestry in 2012. She studied forestry and soil science at Bangor University before embarking on a career overseas, working with the Government of the Bahamas to set up a new forestry department in the 1980s.
Shireen is keen to get started “I am absolutely delighted to be taking on this new role. Using trees to help some of the world’s poorest communities out of poverty is a very practical and sustainable way to improve lives. TREE AID has grown in strength and influence since it was set up in 1987 and I look forward to working with a great team to help continue that growth.”
Shireen’s wealth of experience will be invaluable to TREE AID as we continue to grow hope in the drylands of Africa, unlocking the potential of trees to reduce poverty and protect the environment. We are excited to have Shireen on the team.