UK timber evangelist Terence Mallinson dies aged 90

18 December 2019

One of the UK timber industry’s best-known individuals – Terence Mallinson – has died at the age of 90.

Mr Mallinson was the director at William Mallinson’s, director at Mallinson Denny, president of the Timber Trade Federation (1989-91), president of the Institute of Carpenters (IoC), President of the former Institute of Wood Science (IWSc), founder of the Forest Education initiative (FEI), instigator and developer of the Carpenters Awards (1970) – later becoming the Wood Awards - and was a Forestry Commissioner between 1989-1996.

A statement by the TTF described him as an “amazing evangelist in the timber trade” and to the end he maintained an amazing interest and enthusiasm in all things wood.

He was educated at Marlborough College and graduated from Jesus College, Cambridge in 1952 with a Bachelor of Arts, followed by a Master of Arts in 1959. He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London and was also appointed Commander, Order of the British Empire (CBE).

Mr Mallinson leaves his wife Anne, and family Lawrence, Michael, Sheila, Roland and 13 grandchildren.

A thanksgiving service will be held at St John’s Church, Hyde Park Crescent, London W2 2QD on Thursday February 6 at noon.