Board members are elected triennially, with the latest elections having taken place in February 2013. The legislation is very specific over who may stand for election (although all must be riparian proprietors), how many may be elected and how many may represent the lower and upper rivers. There are ten elected Board members, who subsequently elect one of the members to be their Chairman. The current Board members are as follows:

Brian Doran, Board Chairman and  Mandatory for Craigellachie Fishings

Alan Williams, Carron Fishings

Angus Gordon Lennox, Gordon Castle Estate

William Mountain, Delfur Fishings

Oliver Russell, Ballindalloch Castle Estate

Dr Catherine Wills, Knockando Estate

James Carr, Wester Elchies Time Share Group

Peter Graham, Mandatory for Rothes & Aikenway, Easter Elchies, Upper Arndilly and Laggan

Peter Millar, Orton Fishings

Toby Metcalfe, Mandatory for Crown Estates


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The Board may also co-opt and invite others to attend its meetings with co-optees empowered with voting rights if required. Currently, Grant Mortimer (President, Strathspey Angling Improvement Association) and Melville McDonald (Chairman, River Spey Anglers Association) are co-opted onto the Board.

Meanwhile, Scottish Natural Heritage, represented by Gavin Clark, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, represented by Anne Anderson and Grahame Newman and Moray Council by Douglas Ross  are invitees. The Clerk to the Board is traditionally a Solicitor or Chartered Accountant. The current Clerk is Will Cowie of R&R Urquhart Solicitors.

The Board’s Director is Roger Knight, who attends Board meetings and is also a Director of the Spey Foundation.