Register of Interests - NatureScot Board and Committees 2020-2021

The following paragraphs set out the kinds of interests, financial and otherwise which Board Members have to register. These are called “Registerable Interests”. 

For more information, please see the Code of Conduct for Board members of NatureScot.

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Mike Cantlay

Remuneration

  • Chairman, NatureScot
  • Chairman, Scottish Funding Council
  • Chairman, William Glen Ltd, William and Son Ltd, William Glen and Son Incorporation

Related Undertakings

  • Board Member of the Convention of the South of Scotland

Non-Financial Interests

  • Agri-Environment Climate Scheme Application – assessed by SG RPID
  • CrossReach Board Member as of 01/06/20 for 4 year term

Angus Campbell

Remuneration

  • Deputy Chair, NatureScot
  • Angus Campbell Ltd – Director, Shareholder
  • Calmac Community Board – Chair
  • Board member of Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Related Undertakings

  • Member, Board Gaelic Language Plan Sub Group, NatureScot
  • Member, Protected Areas Committee, NatureScot

Contracts

  • Company supplies weekly newspapers to NatureScot's Stornoway office

Cath Denholm

Remuneration

  • Deputy Chair, NatureScot
  • Executive Director of Corporate Services, Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) (UK Equality and Human Rights Regulator and National Human Rights Institution (NHRI))

Related Undertakings

  • Member, Audit and Risk Committee, NatureScot
  • Company Director of JNCC, as Board member representative for NatureScot

Directorships, consultancy, shares and securities

  • Trustee & company Director, Impact Arts

Aoife Martin

Remuneration

  • Director of Operations, Seafish
  • Board Member, NatureScot

Related Undertakings

  • Chair, Protected Areas Committee

Kate Broughton

Remuneration

  • Board Member, NatureScot
  • Non-Executive Director Cornwall Insight Group Limited
  • Management consultancy: provides research, analysis, consulting and training to businesses and stakeholders in the Great British, Irish and Australian energy markets

Related Undertakings

  • Chair, Audit and risk Committee, NatureScot

Non-Financial Interests

  • Chair of Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust

Robert Furness

Remuneration

  • Board Member, NatureScot
  • Employed part-time by MacArthur Green (Environmental consultancy specialising on renewables) Principal Ornithologist

Related Undertakings

  • Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee, NatureScot
  • Member, Marine Protected Areas sub-group of JNCC
  • Member, Protected Areas Committee, NatureScot

Contracts

  • MacArthur Green awarded small contract by NatureScot in December 2018 to review likely disturbance to birds resulting from seaweed harvesting

Non-Financial Interests

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • Honorary Researcher University of Glasgow
  • Member of British Ornithologists’ Union
  • Member of Scottish Ornithologists’ Club
  • Honorary member of the German Ornithologists’ Society
  • Member of the British Trust for Ornithology
  • Member of the National Trust for Scotland
  • Member of the Royal Botanical Gardens

Jackie Hyland

Remuneration

  • Board Member, NatureScot
  • Health Protection Consultant, Clinic Lead Contact Tracing, Public Health Scotland

Related Undertakings

  • Member, Audit and Risk Committee, NatureScot
  • Observer, Scientific Advisory Committee, NatureScot

Non-Financial Interests

  • Member of the British Medical Association
  • Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health

Susan Murray

Remuneration

  • Board Member, NatureScot
  • Director, David Hume Institute and Director of Agent M Limited

Related Undertakings

  • Member, Audit and Risk Committee, NatureScot

Non-Financial Interests

  • Member, Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)
  • Member, Changing the Chemistry
  • Family Member - Scottish Wildlife Trust
  • Family Member – Historic Scotland

Jeremy Wilson

Remuneration

  • Head of Conservation Science, RSPB Scotland Editor, Ibis

Contracts

  • RSPB Scotland bids for and is in receipt of monitoring, research and conservation management contracts from NatureScot on a regular basis. Details of current active contracts in which Jeremy has an involvement are available on request

Non-Financial Interests

  • Honorary Chair, School of Biological & Environmental Sciences, University of Stirling
  • Vice-President of Scottish Ornithologists’ Club
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • Member of Science Support Group for Scottish Biodiversity Strategy
  • Member of British Ornithologists’ Union
  • Member of British Trust for Ornithology
  • Member of Scottish Ornithologists’ Club
  • Member of Butterfly Conservation
  • Member of Bumblebee Conservation Trust
  • Member of RSPB
  • Member of British Ecological Society
  • Member of Scottish Malt Whisky Society
  • Jeremy’s wife currently chairs the Scottish Biodiversity Information Forum (SBIF)

Ruth Mitchell

Remuneration

  • Employed as Plant and Soil Ecologist, full time, to carry out ecological research on a variety of topics including impacts of: pollution, habitat management, land use change, climate change, habitat restoration and tree diseases on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. This work includes projects funded by NatureScot, DEFRA, JNCC, BBSRC and the Scottish Government through its strategy research programme

Contracts

  • Previous contracts from NautreScot awarded to the James Hutton Institute (JHI); although none currently

Non-Financial Interests

  • Chair of the British Ecological Society’s Scottish Policy group. A group of BES members that aims to help to make links between ecologists and policy makers. The role is entirely voluntary but the group sometimes responds to consultations by SNH for example I was asked to comment on “Scoping a strategic vision for the uplands – key questions for discussion”.
  • Member of the British Ecological Society
  • Member of the Scottish Wildlife Trust
  • Life member of the RSPB
  • Life member of the National Trust
  • Life member of British Trust for Ornithology
  • Member of BSBI
  • Member of Prospect Trade Union
  • Currently jointly supervises one NatureScot funded PhD student who is registered at Aberdeen University. Have supervised one previous NatureScot funded studentship

Neil Metcalfe

Remuneration

  • University of Glasgow – Professor (full time)

Non-Financial Interests

Membership of:

  • British Trust for Ornithology
  • Fisheries Society of the British Isles
  • Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour
  • British Ecological Society
  • Butterfly Conservation
  • National Trust for Scotland
  • Scottish Wildlife Trust
  • Historic Scotland
  • Garden Organic
  • University & College Union
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Member of Board of Clyde River Foundation

Martin Price

Remuneration

  • Perth College, Higher and Further Education Institution Director, Centre for Mountain Studies

Non-Financial Interests

Member of:

  • National Trust for Scotland
  • John Muir Trust
  • Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • Royal Scottish Geographical Society
  • Mountaineering Scotland

Aileen Mill

Remuneration

  • Senior Lecturer, Newcastle University

Non-Financial Interests

Member of:

  • British Ecological Society
  • Northumberland Wildlife Trust
  • Natural History Society of Northumberland
  • Joint Advisory Committee for Lindisfarne NNR

Dan Haydon

Remuneration

  • Professor of Population Ecology and Epidemiology at the University of Glasgow

Non-Financial Interests

  • Founding Director of the Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health, and currently is Director of the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine within the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh