About Us

TRADA (The Timber Research and Development Association) is an international membership organisation dedicated to inspiring and informing best practice design, specification and use of wood in the built environment and related fields.  

We pride ourselves on providing independent, authoritative design and technical guidance through this website, on-line software, printed publications, e-books, and our telephone helpline. We link specifiers and purchasers with timber industry members through our Find a supplier directory.


Read TRADA's Mission Statement 

Meet the team

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Graham Edwards

Chief Executive

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Rupert Scott

Membership and Marketing Manager

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Jacquie Shanahan

Publications Manager

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Kathryn Macneil

Membership Administrator

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Ruth Stevenson

Marketing Executive

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Jane Lomas

Marketing and Events Assistant

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Elissa Field

PR Assistant

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Tabitha Binding

University Engagement Manager

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Robin Lancashire

TRADA Technical Helpline

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Gemma Dean

Technical Editor/Writer