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Wealth of experience helping to deliver compelling customer results

We have always had a strong focus on the right person for the right role, employee development and training.

The ‘right people’ heading up our Forest Management, and Timber Harvesting and Marketing teams are the highly experienced managers Simon Hart (FICFor, FRICS) and Mike Yerbury (FICFor).

Simon Hart (FICFor, FRICS)
Simon joined EGGER Forestry in 2013 and heads up the Forest Management division, offering the full range of forestry services to private owners in the north of England and throughout Scotland. He brings over 30 years’ experience in the forestry world, mainly in commercial conifers.

His knowledge includes, acquisitions, economic appraisals, management and valuations. He also runs EGGER Forestry’s forest certification scheme, sits on the UK Woodland Assurance Standard Steering Group and is a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Foresters and RICS and is a Registered Valuer.

Simon has particular interest in the land-use debate and is a strong advocate of planting more trees in the uplands. In his spare time he will usually be found in the hills and forests of Scotland on bike or foot.

Mike Yerbury (FICFor) and Bernd Steinlechner (Division Director Finance/Administration)

Mike joined EGGER Forestry in 2005 and heads up the Timber Harvesting and Marketing division which offers the full range of harvesting services, including thinnings and difficult ground work, to private owners and state owned forests in the North of England and throughout Scotland.

With over 20 years’ experience in forestry, across the harvesting and management sectors, Mike’s expertise includes: operational management, timber valuation and the sales and marketing of forest products. He is a strong advocate and driver of EGGER Forestry’s environmental, quality management and the health and safety systems all of which are integral to the company’s activities.

As a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Foresters, Mike would like to see an increased membership of the professional body from the timber harvesting and marketing sector.