New London Tree Officers chair calls for "more diverse" profession

The London Tree Officers Association (LTOA) has announced the election of a new Executive Committee to lead the association for the next two years.

Image: LTOA
Image: LTOA

The new chair of the Executive Committee is Barbara Milne, head of arboricultural services at Westminster City Council, while Andy Tipping, trees & woodlands manager at London Borough of Barnet and a former LTOA chair, becomes vice chair.

The other members of the Committee include previous chairs John Parker (Transport for London), Dave Lofthouse (London Borough of Merton), Jake Tibbetts (City of London) and Oliver Stutter (Southwark), as well as Dale Mortimer (Ealing), Colleen O’Sullivan (Camden), Craig Ruddick (Richmond), Jon Ryan (Islington), and Richard Edwards (Croydon).

Milne, an Executive Committee member since 2010, said: "The LTOA is the forum for collaboration between tree officers, other arboriculturists and allied professions, and I would like to see continued and increased participation in this by all of our members, which can only help to strengthen our profession.

"Of particular interest to me is ensuring the profession is open to women and black and minority ethnic groups to become the new generations of tree officers, and better reflect and represent London’s diverse population."

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