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PEFC UK Board of Directors

Acting Chairman

hugh-miller Hugh Miller graduated in forestry from the University of Aberdeen in 1964.

For the next two decades he led research into forest biogeochemistry at the Macaulay Institute for Soil Research, during which time he published extensively and in 1981 was awarded the Scientific Achievement Award of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations.

In 1984 he was appointed Professor and Head of the Department of Forestry in the University of Aberdeen, retiring in 2004. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Foresters and was President from 1994 to 1996 In 2007, the Institute awarded him its Medal. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1985.

Contact: Hugh Miller


Board Members

ross-bradshawRoss Bradshaw, has worked in the paper manufacturing industry for over 25 years. Early in his career he took a great interest in the environmental element of paper making. He has worked with a number of industry groups within both the Paper Agents' Association and Stationers Hall, where he is a Liveryman. Currently Ross has his own paper agency business representing US and European mills. Ross joined the PEFC UK Board in July 2006. 

Contact: Ross Bradshaw


Pat_photo2Pat Burke is Business Development Manager at Alexander Cleghorn Ltd, a specialist manufacturer of particle board products. This is complemented with softwood consultancy work with Ludgores Importers Ltd. He was previously Group Purchasing Director, Arnold Laver Timber World and prior to this, worked for Jewson, Meyer International and The Graham Group. Pat is the current Chair of the UK Timber Trade Federation's National Softwood Division as well as a former Chair of the North East Timber Trade Association and has held positions within Forests Forever and various TTF commodity committees as well as serving on the Boards of the British Woodworking Federation, proskills and the Wood Industry Training Board. 

Contact: Pat Burke


Steve_copySteve Cook is a Principal Consultant for Willmott Dixon’s in-house sustainability consultancy Re-Thinking. His role involves providing technical and practical support on materials, carbon, waste and sustainable procurement to all divisions within the Willmott Dixon Group. Additionally, he has developed the Group’s Sustainable Procurement Policy. Steve, who has twenty two years’ experience in the construction industry, also chairs the UK Contractors Group (UKCG) Materials Task Group which, through engagement with the construction industry, is helping its members to develop organisational policy to improve the procurement of materials. He is also a Scheme Council member of the Eco-Reinforcement, responsible sourcing scheme and chairs the Grown in Britain contractors' task group.  

Contact: Steve Cook


julia-griffinJulia Griffin is a member of B&Q’s Social Responsibility team and her area of expertise is timber.  B&Q is a UK home improvement retailer, owned by Kingfisher PLC.  Julia works with the Commercial, Quality Assurance teams and suppliers to monitor timber and forest products sourced by the business to ensure they meet the requirements of B&Q’s Timber Policy. She is also responsible for reporting performance to the B&Q Board, the Kingfisher Board Network (FTN).  Julia has been the timber expert in B&Q’s Social Responsibility team for six years and has first-hand experience of the practicalities and challenges associated with implementing and adhering to a responsible timber sourcing policy.

Contact: Julia Griffin


David_Photo2David Leslie is General Manager, Harvesting & Operations for James Jones and Sons Ltd, Scotland's largest independent sawmiller and one of the leading suppliers of British timber in the UK.  He is responsible for the Group's roundwood procurement, sawmill co-products and haulage.  In addition to his PEFC role, David chairs the Private Sector timber Forecast Group, is a member of the Grampian Forestry Forum, a board member of SIRT and member of the institute of Chartered Foresters.  David was appointed to the PEFC board in January 2012. 

Contact: David Leslie


john-sandersonJohn Sanderson is Director, Global Environmental Market Support for UPM Kymmene, a global forest products group with core businesses in printing papers, speciality papers, label materials and wood products. John has worked exclusively for UPM since graduating from the University of Wales over twenty years ago with a degree in wood science and forestry. Increasing environmental focus and concern from UPM's customers has led to an unprecedented increase in demand for environmental education, commitment and performance from suppliers. John's current role is designed to address this market interest head on by educating customers and end users about the industry’s sustainability credentials.

Contact: John Sanderson


rob-shawRob Shaw, FICFor, CMIOSH, graduated from Aberdeen University in 1988 and joined Scottish Woodlands Ltd. In 1998 he helped achieved FSC Resource and Group Scheme Management status for the Company, a first within the UK. Between 1999 and 2002 he carried out international Certification Consultancy work in Latvia, and Slovakia. In 2007 he was appointed SEQ & Contracts Director and now oversees the Utility and Landscaping Division in addition to Certification and Safety issues. Scottish Woodlands runs one of the largest Group Certification schemes in the UK, and is dual-certified, with the ability to supply both FSC and PEFC labelled timber into the major markets.

Contact: Rob Shaw


mark-weatherbedMark Weatherbed joined the PEFC Board in January 2008, representing the UK paper and print industry sectors. He has held senior procurement positions in a number of global businesses from the publishing, outsourcing, consultative and packaging industry sectors, as head of raw materials sourcing. Mark has been a key instigator and driver of sustainable programmes in many prominent private and public sector contracts and is currently managing a number of raw material categories for the DS Smith acquisition of SCA Packaging.

Contact: Mark Weatherbed