Our Directors

Our volunteer Directors are collectively responsible for the charity’s good governance, overall management and strategic development.

Neil Hope – Chair

Neil is a highly experienced senior manager operating at board level in the banking & finance industry. He has in-depth knowledge of risk management, compliance, corporate governance, business policy & strategy, and change management. 

Jeff Geary – Treasurer

Jeff’s career has been spent in the fresh produce industry, with 20 years at Technical Director level. His expertise includes customer service, product integrity, quality & environmental management, and ethical trading. He has a PhD in food science.

Alison MacLennan 

Alison has over 25 years’ experience with the RSPB, responsible for research, habitat management, interpretation, project & staff management, and fundraising in Skye & Wester Ross. She has a Masters degree in Natural Resource Management and PhD in Geology/Palynology.

Shirley Grant

Shirley worked for 18 years with a public agency managing the development of educational software. She has a BSc in Computer Science and post-graduate diplomas in Management and Managing Sustainable Rural Development.

Adele Beck  

Adele runs her own environmental consultancy business covering forestry, woodlands, biodiversity and landscape. She has also worked for Forestry Commission Scotland and was previously Project Officer for BSCC, delivering the first phase of the Company’s Big Lottery Fund project.

Hermione Lamond  

Hermione came to Skye as a teenager where, after finishing in Portree High School, she went on join the Merchant Navy.  She moved to Elgol when she met and married her husband Colin.  Hermione ran the village shop for 16 years and is actively involved in numerous community groups in the Broadford and Strath area.

Donald Robertson

Donald served with the Parachute Regiment for 20 years, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He spent the next 20 years working as a Hospice Administrator/Company Secretary in Glasgow and Denny before moving back to Elgol full time in 2016.

Ben Yoxon

Ben Yoxon

Ben works in wildlife conservation with a focus on otters and wetlands. His role includes education, community outreach, research and wildlife rehabilitation. He is also involved in a number of sporting and environmental projects with young people in Broadford and Strath.


Roddy Macleod

Roddy Macleod

Roddy works in Youth Work and local emergency services. Having grown up in the Strath area and now working locally, his role is focussed on broadening social and education opportunities for young people and helping to offer more services for the community. 


TC YOUNG, Solicitors – Secretary

Correspondence address: Merchants House, 7 West George Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 1BA


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