Chris Donaldson, BSc (Hons), MSc

Service Delivery ManagerChris Donaldson


Tel: +44 (0)300 067 5068

Silvan House
231 Corstorphine Road
EH12 7AT

Chris joined the Forestry Commission in 2011 and moved into Forest Research in 2016.  He studied for a BSc. (Hons) in Geography between 1999 and 2003 and went on to complete a MSc. (with distinction) in Geographical Information Science in 2005, both at the University of Edinburgh.  Chris holds Prince2 Practitioner and ITIL Foundation certifications.

Chris previously worked as a consultant at Forth Valley GIS Ltd. for 5 years and also worked at the Cairngorm National Park Authority and Scottish Borders Council.  He specialises in Geographic Information Systems, spatial data, service delivery and project management.

Current role

Service Delivery Manager

Chris’ role is focused on the delivery and support of the Forester GIS platform. This includes:

  • providing user support
  • resolving software and data issues
  • managing ongoing service and system improvements
  • managing system upgrades and

Chris also provides technical and service transition resource to Geographic Information and system development projects.