Forest trust head named

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BORDERS Forest Trust has appointed a Jane Rosegrant, regional director with Voluntary Service Overseas, as its new director.

She takes up the post leading the environmental charity based near Jedburgh on June 12.

Trust chairman John Hunt said 50 people applied for the post vacated by previous director Callum Rankine in March after nine months. “We interviewed five people who were of a very high calibre,” he said.

Dr Rosegrant, from Walkerburn, has responsibility in VSO for several countries in the Far East and has worked abroad for the charity. She was previously the Big Lottery Fund in Scotland’s programme manager.

She has had senior roles in Just World Partners, a non-governmental organisation supporting sustainable development abroad. and the Centre for Human Ecology in Edinburgh,