The Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) has appointed a new development officer at its headquarters in Edinburgh.

Thalia Bogdanou has joined the ICF in a two-year post as part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership between the ICF and the University of Cumbria.

Ms Bogdanou has a BSc in Forestry and Natural Environment from the University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and recently completed (with distinction) an MSc Environmental Protection and Management from Edinburgh University.

In her new role at the ICF she will help support the professional development of members of the Institute and increase the value of a professional approach to a career in forestry and arboriculture.