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Martin Glynn - Rural Development Advisor
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Martin Glynn - Rural Development AdvisorInitially qualified as a Chartered Forester, wide ranging experience, academic study and professional development has provided me with knowledge not only of forestry and its contribution to rural development, but also related areas within agriculture, land reclamation, recreation & tourism and renewable energy.

Job roles have included both the public and private sectors. As a local authority Forestry and Land Management Officer I jointly led what was then the largest land reclamation and afforestation scheme (>1000 ha.) in England. A move to North Yorkshire as Director of Yorwoods extended my experience to advice & information provision, market & business development, training and managing delegated grant aid schemes. Promotion within the Forestry Contracting Association to National Operations Manager led to me developing and managing business and workforce development projects across England & Wales. More recently I was a Director with Rural Development Initiatives and still work with them as an Associate.

Through paid and voluntary roles , I have worked with a wide variety of partners including local communities (parish councils, residents groups etc.), businesses and their representatives, local & national government (National Park Authorities, AONB’s, County & District Councils etc.) and various public agencies (English Heritage, Environment Agency, HLF, Natural England, etc.).

Academic qualifications include an Honours Degree in Forestry (University College of North Wales) and both Professional Certificates and Diplomas in Business Management (Open University Business School). I am also a qualified Project Manager, a LANTRA approved trainer and maintain a very active programme of continuing professional development.

I am a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Foresters, a Chartered Environmentalist and a member of a wide variety of related associations societies and networks.

 A non-executive Director of The National Forest Company, from 2004 to 2010, my responsibilities includiedchairing both the Land Acquisition and Woodland Economy Working Groups. Other previous appointments include the Yorkshire & The Humber Rural Affairs Forum and the Forestry Commission Regional Advisory Committee for Yorkshire & The Humber.

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