§ Dr. David Clark
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the members of the Forestry Commission, with biographical details, and their dates for reappointment.
§ Mr. John MacKay
The information is as follows:569W
Date on which present appointment ends Sir David Montgomery (Chairman) Landowner and farmer. Prior to his appointment he was Vice Convener of Tayside Regional Council, Vice Chairman of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, a member of the Nature Conservancy Council, and Chairman of the Council's Scottish Committee. 31 August 1989 G. J. Francis (Deputy Chairman and Director General) A full-time appointment at Grade 2 level. Professional forestry qualifications. Held various posts in the Forestry Commission since 1954, including Commissioner Operations. — D. T. J. Rutherford (Commissioner, Administration and Finance) A full-time appointment at Grade 3 level. Professional accountancy qualifications. Management accounting and computing experience in the private sector prior to joining her Majesty's Stationery Office in 1975 where he held various posts including Principal Finance and Establishment Officer. — R. T. Bradley (Commissioner, Private Forestry and Development) A full-time appointment at Grade 3 level. Professional forestry qualifications. Held various posts in the Forestry Commission since 1960, including Senior Officer for Wales and director for Harvesting and Marketing. — D. L. Foot (Commissioner Operations) A full-time appointment at Grade 3 level. Professional forestry qualifications. Held various posts in the Forestry Commission since 1961, including Conservator for South Scotland and Director for Harvesting and Marketing. — I. D. Coutts (Part-time Commissioner) Chartered Accountant with wide commercial and local government experience. Chairman of Norfolk County Council Planning and Transportation Committee. 30 September 1987 G. O. Hutchinson (Part-time Commissioner) Timber merchant. The first Chairman of the Timber Research and Development Association's Stress Grading Committee. 30 September 1987 J. D. Pollock (Part-time Commissioner) General Secretary of the Educational Institute of Scotland. President of the European Committee of the World Confederation of Organisations of the Teaching Professions. Member of Manpower Services Committee Scotland. Chairman of the Scottish Trades Union Congress. 30 September 1988
Date on which present appointment ends Captain W. F. E. Forbes (Part-time Commissioner) Woodland owner and farmer. Former Chairman of Scottish Woodland Owners' Association. Chairman of Scottish Branch of National Playing Fields Association. Chairman of the Central Scotland Countryside Trust. 30 September 1988 James Forbes (Part-time Commissioner) Chartered Accountant with wide business and commercial experience. 31 October 1988 C. R. Woosnam (Part-time Commissioner) Woodland owner and farmer in Wales. Chartered Surveyor with wide commercial and local government experience. Prior to his appointment, he was Deputy Chairman of Timber Growers UK. 17 October 1990