Institute of Chartered Foresters UK
Shireen studied forestry and soil science at Bangor University in the UK before embarking on her career, working first with the Government of the Bahamas to set up a new forestry department. She returned to the UK to work with the Central Scotland Forest and continued as a practitioner in community and urban forestry. She has been Executive Director of the Institute of Chartered Foresters, the professional body for forestry in the UK, since 2006. Her non-executive board appointments have included Forest Research, Forestry Commission’s Regional Advisory Committee for Mid-Scotland (Chair) and the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute. Shireen was appointed Chair of TREE AID, a charity working to relieve poverty in Africa, in 2017.