Our Trustees

Trustees
  • David Clarke
    David Clarke

    Founder and Chairman of the Trust who is passionate about sustaining and managing the Tay and it’s environs and has a clear Vision of how to get there. Extensive business expertise and is Chairman of the Broadgate Group which includes Tay Salmon Fisheries.

  • Simon Clarke
    Simon Clarke

    A background in construction, design, management and quantity surveying together with a wealth of experience in the marine industry. Operation Manager for Tay Salmon Fisheries Co. Ltd.

  • David Gardiner
    David Gardiner

    Wealth of knowledge and experience of the river Tay and its environs.  Passionate about the environment and regenerating the Tay. Extensive experience of working with local schools and other groups to raise awareness about their local environment including, fish, wildflowers, wildlife and birds.

  • Cllr Alasdair Bailey
    Cllr Alasdair Bailey

    Alasdair Bailey is Councillor for the Carse of Gowrie ward on Perth and Kinross Council. He takes a keen interest in outdoor activities and the natural environment. Having benefitted from the work of a city-centre outdoor activity centre in his youth, Alasdair is keen to ensure that other young people get the same opportunity.

  • Cllr Andy Heer
    Cllr Andy Heer

    Andy Heer is Councillor for the Howe of Fife and Tay Coast ward on Fife Council. He is keen to see local people and visitors make more use of this wonderful natural resource and keen to appreciate it’s ecology, history and place in the landscape.

     

Advisors
  • Iain Valentine
    Iain Valentine

    Biologist by training, Iain has worked in conservation for over 30 years. Brought up in Broughty Ferry, he has extensive knowledge of the local environment and it’s people. Passionate about wildlife and inspiring and exciting a new generation of conservationists.

  • Catherine Drummond-Herdman
    Catherine Drummond-Herdman

    Born and raised in the Carse of Gowrie, where her family has farmed since 1660. Catherine has an honours degree in Environmental Studies and is involved in the regeneration of local ancient orchards and deeply committed to promoting bio-diversity education in them.

  • John McCrone
    John McCrone

    Experienced chartered town planner focusing on major physical and economic projects. Currently developing an investment and project framework for Perth City to promote the Council’s and City Board ambitions for growth of the city in collaboration with public and private partners and the Scottish Cities Alliance.  Director and Fellow of the Royal Scottish Geographic Society.

  • Norma Graham
    Norma Graham

    Norma has extensive experience of local government and the voluntary sector. Her expertise includes community trusts, community development and engagement, external funding and partnership working.

Employees
  • Jim Findlay
    Jim Findlay Chief Executive Officer

    Extensive senior management experience of local government and the voluntary sector. Expertise in partnership working, strategic planning and regeneration, community development and fund raising.

  • Adam Burns
    Adam Burns Willowgate Activity Centre Manager

    Experienced Centre & Operations Manager with a great passion for development in the outdoors and a love for the water. Qualified to instruct and train in numerous Outdoor Activities, along with 10 years experience in the industry. Adam brings a wealth of knowledge & ideas to this new project.

  • Chic Kydd
    Chic Kydd Pontoon & River Ranger

    After serving in the forces for 22 years , and then working for a further 18 years in the construction industry and hospitality maintenance sector . Experience in outdoor maintenance and landscaping , plus a passion for fishing, shooting and outdoor pursuits.

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