Based in the Perth office, Kate currently manages several portfolio, investment and estate forestry programmes for clients across western, central and southern Scotland. She also provides management and advice to a wide range of estates and private clients as well as public bodies.
Kate joined Bidwells in 2015 after seven years working in the Scottish forestry industry. After graduating from the University of the West of England, Bristol in 2005 with a BSc Hons in Environmental Science, she worked for the Forestry Commission and then as a manager for a large harvesting company, before joining Bidwells.
While working for the Forestry Commission Kate was employed as a Forestry Liaison Officer for one of the largest onshore windfarm schemes in Scotland, providing forestry advice and guidance during the construction phase of Whitelee windfarm.
Kate was also a beat forester for Scottish Lowlands Forest District, managing an annual programme of 700 ha of replanting and 100,000 tonnes of standing timber sales.
As Harvesting Manager for Euroforest in the Lochaber area, Kate developed expertise in managing projects for accessing and harvesting timber in remote locations and sensitive areas, liaising with clients, local authorities and contractors to maximise returns and minimise impact.
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