What is the role of the Senior Operations Group (SOG)?
The role of the SOG is to support the to define, discuss and resolve key operations issues impacting upon delivery, and where necessary to escalate to the Senior Executive Team (SET), presenting advice and solution options.
Operational issues include those relating to the regulatory, grant management and professional forestry activities of the Agency. The Group will have responsibility for assuring SET that the operational processes and procedures of SF are, as far as possible, consistently implemented across Scotland.
Terms of reference
Read the SOG's Terms of Reference.
|Brendan Callaghan (Chair)||Head of Operational Delivery|
|Alan Hampson||Head of Policy and Practice|
|Zahid Deen||Head of Operational Services and Transformation|
|Steven Hutcheon||Conservator, Grampian|
|Doug Howieson||Conservator, South Scotland|
|Cameron Maxwell||Conservator, Perth & Argyll|
|John Risby||Conservator, Highlands & Islands|
|Keith Wishart||Conservator, Central|
Please note, other Scottish Forestry staff may also be invited to support discussions on particular matters.
The SOG meets at least every 2 months.