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 Worsdall: 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.
Steve Burns: Foundation Assistant
Steve has been with the Spey for 23 years, the first 11 as a bailiff followed by 12 as assistant biologist. His main responsibilities are electrofishing, smolt traps, scale reading and reporting, data processing as well as any other projects that the Foundation is involved with. Before starting with the Spey Steve served for 10 years with the armed forces.
Jim Reid: Seasonal Foundation Assistant
Jim has been with the Spey Foundation on a seasonal basis for the last ten years. A retired firefighter with the Grampian Fire Brigade Jim’s main tasks in recent years have been operation of smolt traps, electrofishing (Jim is trained to SFCC team leader standard) and surveying, amongst a variety of other duties with the Foundation.
Liz Henderson: Spey Catchment Initiative Project Officer
Liz joined the Spey Fishery Board in March 2012 as the Spey Catchment Initiative Project Officer, a two year collaborative venture funded between LEADER and various partner organisations. A chartered Mechanical Engineer and qualified maths teacher, she has a varied career background which included 10 years in Royal Navy aviation, office roles for a ski school in the French Alps and teaching maths in her local High School. Latterly, she has been involved in several community based projects.