Passionate about the preservation of wild land, I believe in nature’s power to counterbalance the frenetic pressures of modern life. As a Munroist, I adore the rugged beauty of Scotland’s hills and wish to continue to give time and energy to the Trust in its endeavours to preserve our heritage.
I was a trustee for two terms running from 2013 to 2017. As a practising Chartered Accountant I have used my skills to add value to the work of the Finance Committee, which I convened from 2015 to 2017. I have also taken an interest in the work of the John Muir Award and represented the Trust at the Royal Highland Show. After a fallow year, my passion for the work of the Trust, its vision and its professionalism is undimmed, and I would welcome the opportunity to be re-elected.
Today’s charity world demands focus, flexibility and flair, and I see the Trust’s priorities in the next three years as:
• maintaining momentum and influence in the debate about wild land
• maximising the use of our resources of finance and personnel
• making the most of our abilities in exemplary land management
My accountancy work has been with charities, family businesses, farms and estates, and has entailed a significant involvement with student education and staff mentoring. As Treasurer of several charities, Independent Examiner of some others, and as a member of the Charities Panel of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, I believe firmly in the need to get behind the figures, strip out the jargon and communicate what they really mean.
I offer the Trust my expertise in charity finance, management, governance and good practice, with the aim of ensuring that business decisions are based on sound foundations, and that processes are efficient, focussed and appropriate.
Vivian R Davey, Jo Moulin, Chris Lennox, Heather Alexander, Douglas Wynn