An Interpretation Panel is appointed by the Steering Group to provide advice on interpretation of the standard for standard users and the Steering Group.

The panel is chaired by Graham Gill  OBE  FICFor.

Graham was appointed in July 2017. A graduate of Edinburgh University, he spent his entire career with the Forestry Commission and worked in a wide variety of roles including as a researcher, a forest manager, and as the head of environment branch.

The panel’s terms of reference were updated in March 2013 and are available here.

The panel produces Interpretation Notes on aspects of the standard that come before it and where it is felt that further guidance would be helpful.

Information on current Information Notes or those relating to earlier editions of the UKWAS is available here.

Requests for interpretation should set out clearly the nature of the problem and be submitted to the Secretary of the panel via the Support Unit – for details of how to contact the Support Unit see Contact.