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Our Team

Nancy Chambers
Cairngorms Trust Manager

Nancy Chambers

Bridget Trussell
Community Grants Manager

Bridget Trussell

Community Grants Officer

Samantha Masson

Nancy Chambers

Cairngorms Trust Manager

Nancy Chambers

Nancy recently joined the Cairngorms Trust and is excited to be playing an active part in developing the future for the Cairngorms Trust. She lives locally and has a real passion for the environment and the communities within the Cairngorms National Park.

Bridget Trussell

Community Grants Manager

Bridget Trussell

Bridget leads a busy team supporting the Cairngorms Local Action Group (CLAG) an incorporated charity, operating as the Cairngorms Trust, in its management of a Scottish Government Community Led Local Development fund on a yearly basis. Bridget lives in the National Park and has a background in community and youth development.

Community Grants Officer

Samantha Masson

I have lived and worked in the Cairngorms for the last 20 years but have been holidaying up in this beautiful place since I was born. Working in Community Led Local Development allows me to give something back to the National Park.

Our Trustees

Roger Clegg
Chairman

Roger Clegg

Cattie Anderson
Board Member

Cattie Anderson

David Cameron
Vice Chair & Board Member

David Cameron

Brian Wood
Board Member

Brian Wood

Eric Baird
Board Member

Eric Baird

Ian Wilson
Board Member

Ian Wilson

Karen Derrick
Board Member

Karen Derrick

Roger Clegg

Chairman

Roger Clegg

Roger is a member of Kirriemuir Landward West Community Council, the convenor of the Association of Cairngorm Communities and Chairman of the Cairngorms Trust. In these roles he has become aware of many of the issues which are important to rural communities and he sees the LEADER aim of stimulating community led local development as an important way of helping people develop the confidence to address these issues and strengthen both the local and wider communities. Following a career in teaching he is a school governor as well as being involved in a range of other charitable organisations.

Cattie Anderson

Board Member

Cattie Anderson

Cattie is a longstanding fan of LEADER and has served on a succession of LAGs. She is an Area Officer for Scottish Natural Heritage and works currently on the Scottish Rural Development Programme, outdoor access, health inequalities and business planning. She is also a member of the North Scotland branch of the Institute of Chartered Foresters. She has lived in Badenoch and Strathspey for almost 40 years and loves being outdoors. She is also keen on exploring how inhabitants of mountain regions throughout the world make the most of their environment.

David Cameron

Vice Chair & Board Member

David Cameron

David is a qualified accountant through the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) since 1992. David is also an experienced Human Resources practitioner and works in a range of other fields including Organisational Development and Corporate Governance. He is currently employed by the Cairngorms National Park Authority, a Non Departmental Government Body funded through Scottish Government. David also serves on the Board of sportscotland and is the current Chair of sportscotland Audit and Risk Committee. His other charity work includes Trustee and Chair of Addiction Counselling Service based in Inverness and Trustee of the Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland.

Brian Wood

Board Member

Brian Wood

Retired following a 38-year career in secondary education. Brian initially taught physics at George Heriot’s School, Edinburgh and Mackie Academy, Stonehaven. He was then appointed Rector of Mearns Academy, Laurencekirk and for 16 years was Rector of Hazlehead Academy, Aberdeen. For the past 30 years, Brian has been a Justice of the Peace and honorary Sheriff for Grampian, Highland and Islands regularly presiding in the JP courts in Stonehaven and Aberdeen. He was for eight years a Ministerial Appointee to the Board of the Cairngorms National Park Authority and was latterly its Deputy Convenor. Brian is heavily involved in two major restoration projects in Braemar, namely Braemar Castle and the A listed St Margaret’s Church building.

Eric Baird

Board Member

Eric Baird

Eric has previous experience with the LAG, both as a Board member and a recipient (at different times!). He is currently Head Ranger in Glen Tanar, on Royal Deeside, occasionally guest lectures on ‘Managing Community Projects’, and sits on the Scottish Wildlife Forum Executive Committee. As a past recipient of LEADER funding, he is familiar with the benefits of the programme, but also able to see the difficulties which groups might experience in accessing support. He has a particular role on the LAG- ‘Equalities Champion’, which, he says, is evidence of the LAG’s commitment to being socially inclusive.

Ian Wilson

Board Member

Ian Wilson

Ian is a regional manager for the National Farmers Union of Scotland covering Highland Region. He farms as well, outside Nairn, not far from the Cairngorm National Park within which he sits on a number of groups including Cairngorms Nature, Spey Catchment Initiative and Strathspey Wet Land and Waders. The main interest he comes to the LAG with is from the business side of things, particularly that Farm Diversification is now included within the Leader Programme, he hopes to promote the LEADER programme within the farming and crofting communities so that high quality projects come forward to the LAG.

Karen Derrick

Board Member

Karen Derrick

Karen has spent the last twenty years working with communities and enterprises in Inverness-shire and the Cairngorms National Park and currently heads up Voluntary Action in Badenoch and Strathspey, which helps support a wide range of third sector projects in the area.

Her work in community development includes advising on governance and funding, especially around social enterprise and trading subsidiaries, business planning and project management, as well as carrying out ‘health checks’ and skills audits for community/voluntary organisations and working with directors and charity trustees to support them in fulfilling their roles and responsibilities.

She developed and ran the Strengthening Communities Project, which focused on developing bespoke community training and networking groups in the National Park and in addition to the Cairngorms Trust, is also a director on the board of the Grantown Initiative (Grantown on Spey’s community development company) and the Inverness, Badenoch and Strathspey Citizens Advice Bureau. She is also an Associate Tutor for the Social Enterprise Academy.

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