Charles Dundas has been a trustee since 2013 and was appointed Chair in 2017. He is Woodland Trust Scotland’s Public Affairs Manager. Originally from West Lothian, and a graduate in History from the University of Glasgow, he has since worked in banking, research, campaigning and lobbying. He has served as an elected councillor on the City of Edinburgh Council, where he chaired the Administration Group and sat on the Lothian and Borders Police Board, and the Board of the Royal Lyceum Theatre. He is currently also a trustee of The People’s Postcode Lottery Culture and Equalities Trusts.
Woodland Trust Scotland
10 Queensferry Street
Craig has been a Trustee since 2013 and was appointed as Vice-Chair in 2017. He has worked for Buglife Scotland for 11 years and is currently Conservation Director. Previously Craig worked with Scottish Water, Falkirk Council, and as an independent environmental consultant. He is an entomologist, specialising in freshwater invertebrates and is particularly interested in the biodiversity of urban areas and the impact of climate change on invertebrates. In his spare time Craig is reserve convenor for the Carron Dams LNR in Stenhousemuir and enjoys exploring the Scottish countryside and supporting Stenhousemuir FC.
Buglife – The Invertebrate Conservation Trust
24 Allan Park
Tim Ambrose MA FCA
Tim was elected LINK Treasurer in 2014.
Tim took early retirement from his office job with a large Accountancy firm and then studied as a mature student for a degree in Geology at the University of Aberdeen in the hope of understanding Scotland’s mountains and landscapes better. He is a keen hill-walker, and has been treasurer of the Scottish Wild Land Group since 1988. He also volunteers as treasurer of the Cairngorms Campaign and the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.
Beryl was elected as a trustee of LINK in 2012.
She has a BSc degree in Zoology and Botany from the University of Bristol and an MSc in Oceanography from the University of Southampton. Her career was spent in secondary education, as Head of Biology in several schools before becoming an Assistant Headteacher. She involved students [and staff!] in extra-curricular activities such as hill-walking and orienteering.
Since taking early retirement in order to spend more time in the mountains she has instead taken on various voluntary roles in the community and elsewhere, including being involved for ten years with the Mountaineering Council of Scotland [now Mountaineering Scotland] serving as vice-president for four years and chairing the Access and Conservation Committee. She was a representative member of the Council of the NTS for several years. Beryl is Convenor of the Scottish Wild Land Group and currently co-convenes the LINK Hilltracks Group and participates in several LINK Groups and sub-groups.
Clare is founder and Chair of Planning Democracy and was elected a Board Member of LINK in 2017.
Dr Helen Senn
Dr Helen Senn was elected as a trustee in 2017. She is Head of Conservation and Science Programmes at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland.
Dr Paul Walton
Dr Paul Walton was elected as a trustee in 2013. He is Head of Habitats and Species at RSPB Scotland, where he leads on major projects. He sits on the Scottish Government Biodiversity Strategy Habitats & Species Group.
RSPB Scotland, Ground Floor, 2 Lochside View
Edinburgh Park, Edinburgh
Dr Sam Gardner
Sam Gardner was elected as a trustee in 2014. He was formerly Deputy Director for WWF Scotland before joining Scottish Power in 2019 as Head of Climate Change and Sustainability.
Lucy Graham was elected trustee in 2015. she is Head of Development at the Scottish Wildlife Trust, responsible for SWT’s funding strategy. She has an MSc in Natural Resource Management.
Scottish Wildlife Trust
110 Commercial Street