Associate Director - Arboriculture

Alistair McGregor

Associate Director - Arboriculture
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Alistair McGregor

Associate Director - Arboriculture

Arboriculture and Estate Management

BSc (Hons) PhD HND

Career: A career change took me to a HND Distinction in Arboriculture and on to estate and property management. I now manage the north-east team of TEP, based in Gateshead.

Listening to: Frank Turner

To unwind: Kayaking, cycling, off-piste skiing.

Best Project: Opening and staffing of the north-east office.

Not a lot of people know but…. I spent a year and a half cycling around the world.

Bridges: So many great ones but it has to be the Tyne.

Jonathan Smith

Associate Director - Arboriculture
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Jonathan Smith

Associate Director - Arboriculture

BSc (Hons) MICFor

Career: I graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in 2006 with an honours degree in Arboriculture and gained experience as an arborist in Auckland.  Over the following 10 years I gained experience in the private and public consultancy at TEP. I became a Chartered Arboriculturist in 2013 before being appointed Associate Director and arboricultural lead in 2017.

Activities: Family, hill walking, squash, snooker

Favorite Places: Woodland, Italy, shed

Listening to: Alter Bridge, Nightwish, Slash

Watching: The Gruffalo (or whatever the kids want to watch).

Why trees: Because their stories are more interesting than ours.