Tilhill, the timber harvesting and landscaping company, has welcomed Will Johnson, who joins its investment and property team as a forestry investment advisor.

Previously an officer in the British Army, Mr Johnson worked as a sustainable portfolio manager at JP Morgan Asset Management before completing his MSc in Environmental and Forest Management from the University of Aberdeen in 2019, where he won the Tilhill Award for the best dissertation.

As a chartered financial analyst, he brings over five years’ experience of analysing and managing sustainable investments for a wide range of UK and international institutional clients, as well as experience of long-term project finance appraisal.

Will, who is based in Jedburgh advising clients on investment opportunities across the Scottish Borders and North and Central England, said: “I am looking forward to bringing a different perspective to my new role; coming into forestry from sustainable finance, and then a MSc degree, brings a different set of skills and approaches to investment which I hope will complement the rest of the team, and more importantly, help add value to our clients as they seek to invest in forestry assets. I’m also very excited in expanding forest cover across the UK.”