What is the role of the Senior Executive Team (SET)?

The role of the SET is to lead Scottish Forestry and oversee the day-to-day management and direction of the agency, delivering against agreed programmes of work and providing information, advice and guidance to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on key corporate matters and decisions.

Terms of reference 

Read the SET's Terms of Reference.


Team member Title
Paul Lowe (Chair) Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Jonathan Taylor Head of Scottish Forestry Executive Office
Alan Hampson Director of Policy and Practice
Ross McHardie Head of Finance and Business Support
Brendan Callaghan Director of Operational Delivery
Zahid Deen Director of Transformation and Corporate Services 

Please note, other Scottish Forestry staff may also be invited to support discussions on particular matters.


The SET meet at least every 2 months.


View the SET minutes.


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