A dedicated team

Woodhall Estate is governed by a Board of Trustees and overseen by the Abel Smith family.

They delegate the estate’s management and operations to an in-house team of professionals, based at the Estate Office in Woodhall Park. The team has a variety of backgrounds and skills – some with prior estate experience and some who come from completely different industries.

Meet our management team below. They are supported by the wider team, as well as many contractors and consultants

Thomas Abel Smith

Managing Partner

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Lindsay Holt

Operations Director

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Nigel Watchorn

Head of Farming

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Nick Fox

Head of Wildlife, Environment & Forestry

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Katie Hyland

Group Finance Manager

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Buildings Manager

Currently Recruiting

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Our wider team at Woodhall Estate is evolving and we are currently recruiting. If you are interested in working for a unique and diverse rural business, please learn more in Recruitment, where you can see our vacancies and learn a bit about what it takes to work here.

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