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Email: Douglas Wynn
Call: 01796 470080
Member since: 2014
Nominated by: Helen McDade, David Maclehose, Mr T Mangin, Mary Jones, Karen Roberts
Trustees are elected by the membership of the John Muir Trust. As part of the process they produce a candidate statement.
I would hugely appreciate the opportunity to contribute more to John Muir Trust as a Trustee, now that retirement frees me from the time pressures and constraints of working as a consultant. I believe that my career has given me skills and experience in personnel, project assessment and financial management that might be useful to John Muir Trust.
More personally, I have been a keen hillwalker and fisher for most of my life. Of all the wild places I have known and cherished, Rannoch has been a constant from camping holidays as a child and then with my own family, training for my Mountain Leadership Certificate, roaming its lands and eventually buying a house there.
I retired in 2013 just in time to write the ‘Keep Rannoch Wild’ objections and help co-ordinate the opposition to the Talladh a Bheith Windfarm Project, in close collaboration with John Muir Trust. Rannoch is my bit of wild Scotland but please, if I am elected as a Trustee, be confident that I would give equal attention to all our wild areas. I have a postgraduate degree from LSE and spent nearly 20 years as a public policy academic in two Scottish Universities. During this time I was also a Councillor, Chairman of the Local Authorities Employers’ Organisation for Scotland and Vice-Chairman of the UK body. This involved chairing local and national negotiations and grievance hearings and led to Membership of the Institute of Personnel and Development.
In 1993 I joined Deloitte’s public sector practice as a Senior Consultant for organisational change and performance improvement in UK local authorities, government agencies and universities and led many ‘Best Value’ and business case reviews for clients including Scottish Natural Heritage and the Scottish Agricultural College. From 2003 until retiring in 2013, I provided similar services through my own independent consultancy practice.