Our former director of estate and woodland outreach Dr Darren Moorcroft is chief executive of the Woodland Trust. 

Having worked in conservation for over 20 years, Darren’s experience has helped the Trust plant over 3 million trees in 2018 with schools, local communities and landowners. He has established the UK’s most ambitious landscape programme - the Trust’s Northern Forest Programme - which will see 50 million trees planted along the M62 corridor, enabled the Trust to buy its first mountain at Ben Shieldaig, and spearheaded the UK’s first Young People’s Forest.

He is driving the Trust forward to deliver its 10-year strategy for a UK rich in trees and woods, including the management of the Trust's 1000 wood estate, the planting of more than 64 million trees by 2025, and the continued protection of irreplaceable ancient woodland habitats.