My career began in Ealing in 1980, and after senior roles in the public, charitable and commercial sectors I became an independent consultant in October 2011.
My wide experience has led me to be pragmatic, seeking solutions to the sometimes complex but always dynamic relationships between trees, buildings, and people, rather than dogmatically perpetuating problems.
Instructions have ranged from individual tree inspections to enterprise wide tree surveys, hazard assessments and health and safety advice. I write impact assessments and method statements, and I carry out tree surveys and prepare tree-managemnt programmes.
I am the Tree Officer for two local authorities and the Tree Safety Officer for a local school.