Brian Shaw

Brian Shaw

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.

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Sally Worsdall

Sally Gross

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 also spent 7 years working for the NHS as Secretary/PA.

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Steve Burns

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.






Liz Henderson

Liz Henderson: Spey Catchment Initiative Project Officer

Liz joined the Spey Fishery Board in March 2012 as the Spey Catchment Initiative Project Officer.  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. For more information about projects the Spey Catchment Initiative has undertaken, see the Spey Catchment Initiative Publications.