Roger Knight: Director
Roger Knight has been Director of the Spey Fishery Board and the Spey Foundation since June 2006.
Roger joined the Army after school and was commissioned at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1985, serving in Cyprus, Germany, Canada, Northern Ireland and the Falklands. Leaving the Army as a Captain, he worked for three years for a firm of antiques auctioneers, before joining the Diplomatic Service in 1994. Initially based in London at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, he also worked on secondment to the United Nations in New York, Bahrain and Iraq, before undertaking a three-year Diplomatic posting to South Africa in 1997.
Returning to the Foreign Office in London in 2000, Roger worked on the Falkland Islands Fisheries desk, where he was a UK delegate at meetings of the South Atlantic Fisheries Commission in Argentina. He left the Foreign Office in 2001 to establish his own business and moved to Scotland in 2003. Roger returned to Iraq in 2005 as a UN Field Officer, responsible for coordinating the logistics for the Constitutional Referendum and National Elections in Ninewa Province and Kurdistan.
Duncan Ferguson: Operations Manager
Duncan has worked on the river since 1990 and commenced work with the Fishery Board in May 1994 as a Water Bailiff. Ducan progressed to Head Bailiff and then onto his current position as Operations Manager within the team. His main duties are to deal with all the practical operational issues surrounding the management of the river. He also has a wide knowledge of land management and countryside issues. Duncan was raised and educated in the local area.
Brian Shaw: Biologist
Brian joined the Spey Foundation as Biologist in Jan 2012 following seven years as Senior Biologist with Ayrshire Rivers Trust. Graduated from Stirling University where he studied Biology before gaining twenty years’ experience in the aquaculture industry. Born in Grantown on Spey in 1963 Brian has had a lifelong interest in the River Spey.
Brian has a wide ranging remit across the Spey catchment but key priorities are understanding the factors affecting fish populations, monitoring and reporting, river and riparian habitat management biosecurity and invasives species control.
Alison Maxwell: Accounts Manager
Having originally graduated in Psychology, Sociology and languages, Alison moved into accounting, where she has gained broad experience in management accounting and credit control from a career working within the accounting profession, in retail and in manufacturing, before joining The Spey Fishery Board in 2007.
Sally Gross: Administrator
Sally joined the Spey Fishery Board in May 2012 as Administrator. Sally’s background includes 16 years front office experience within the hospitality industry which includes hotels based in London, Cambridge and Bermuda and also for Princess Cruise Lines. Sally has spent the last 7 years working for the NHS as Secretary/PA.