Steve Micklewright

Chief Executive Officer

Steve is responsible for leading and managing Trees for Life so it continues to be one of the most innovative and dynamic organisations involved in forest restoration and rewilding.

Sue Sim

Executive Support Officer

Karen Sinclair

People and Resources Manager

Nature Restoration

Alan McDonnell

Head of Nature Restoration

Alan is responsible for delivering our programme of major projects. These include all aspects of habitat and species recovery, plus other environmental initiatives, from concept to scoping, feasibility, delivery and review.

Becky Priestley

Lynx to Scotland Project Officer

Sarah Woodfin

Red Squirrel Project Manager

Darren Wisniewski

Rewilding Policy Researcher

James Rainey

Senior Ecologist

Jane Sayers

Wild Pine Project Officer

Operations and Delivery

Ian Richards

Head of Operations and Delivery

Ian leads on operating and developing our long term initiatives, such as the Dundreggan estate, volunteering projects and the Affric Highlands initative. He works to enhance project effectiveness, fosters team unity, and steers the creation of strategic plans to boost the charities impact.

Jill Hodge

Dundreggan Nursery Manager

Abbey Goff

Dundreggan Nursery Supervisor

Heather McGowan

Nursery Worker

Tom Gilpin

Rewilding Week Coordinator

Dom Andrews

Rewilding Week, Lead Guide

Liv Glatt

Rewilding Week, Seasonal Guide

Allan Common

Dundreggan Deer Manager

Michael Wilson

Nursery Worker

Roz Birch

Volunteer Coordinator, Tree Seed Collection

Campbell Dorward

Dundreggan Ranger

Gwen Raes

Dundreggan Estate Manger

Affric Highlands

Stephanie Kiel

Team Leader

Stephanie is leading the development phase of Affric Highlands. This includes overseeing and coordinating all aspects of design, planning, implementation, management, reporting and fundraising for the initiative, as well as leading the Affric Highlands team.

Marian Bruce

Enterprise Manager

Paul Greaves

Riparian Officer

Mollie Saunders

Change Makers Project Officer

Siân Addison

Communications Officer

Nicola Williamson

Field Officer

Jen Towill

Field Officer

Dundreggan Rewilding Centre

Laurelin Cummins-Fraser

Rewilding Centre Director

Laurelin is responsible for the development of the new Rewilding Centre, which will open in 2022. She will oversee day-to-day operations and its staff, ensuring its financial sustainability and meeting objectives to benefit surrounding communities, promote local heritage and engage a wider audience with rewilding.

Kat Murphy

Visitor Experience Team Manager

Caoimhe Keohane

Visitor Experience Assistant

Will Russell

Head Chef

Alex Lee

Junior Chef

Rachel Hayes

Cafe Supervisor

Stephen Couling

Property Manager

Lynsey Macready

Marketing Manager

Fundraising and Marketing

Chris Aldridge

Head of Fundraising and Marketing

Chris is responsible for devising and implementing strategic campaigns to generate funds and enhance the charities visibility. This role encompasses overseeing donor relations, crafting compelling marketing materials, and leading the team to achieve fundraising targets whilst amplifying the vision of rewilding in Scotland.

Catherine Faulkner

Partnerships Manager – Corporates

Sarah Kent

Partnerships Manager – Trusts and Foundations

Cait Gillespie

Marketing and Media Coordinator

Claire Slaney

Marketing Officer

Lucy Fullard

Individual Giving Coordinator

Carol Wilson

Supporter Coordinator


David Russell

Head of Finance

David is responsible for the financial management of Trees for Life, ensuring best practice is achieved and the charity is fully accountable for its financial decisions.

Kasia Czuj

Finance and Data Officer

Dorota Dzida

Management Accountant

Paula MacPherson

Accounts Assistant

Anna Renusch

Accounts Assistant

Board of Trustees

Nigel Fraser | Chair

Nigel is the Executive Director of a consultancy called Blackhall & Powis, specialising in supporting developers of renewable energy and electricity infrastructure. He is also a director of a firm of property consultants called Highland Rural, who provide professional services to landowners across the region, and co-founder of an electric vehicle sale and lease platform, Bounc-e. Nigel also runs a tourism and property business with his family in Strathglass.

Peter Cairns

Peter Cairns has spent more than 20 years as a nature photographer, filmmaker, environmental communicator and nature tourism operator. During this time, he co-founded major conservation media initiatives such as Tooth & Claw, Wild Wonders of Europe and 2020VISION, Peter is now Director of SCOTLAND: The Big Picture, a rewilding charity that often works closely with Trees for Life.

David Hetherington

David has been an Ecology Advisor for the Cairngorms National Park Authority since 2005. He completed a PhD from Aberdeen University on “The feasibility of reintroducing the Eurasian lynx to Scotland” and was Project Manager of the Cairngorms Wildcat Project for three years.

Jane Gill

Jane is an experienced Board Advisor, Non-Executive, Chair and Pension Trustee. She has worked within multi-national blue-chip and privately owned companies as well as in Charity, Arts and Education. Jane has expertise in managing large scale Digital, Finance, Engineering and Regulatory projects and as a chartered accountant, has held senior roles in Finance and in Project Management. Jane is passionate about Scotland and the outdoors enjoying hillwalking, mountaineering, cycling, skiing and being on the water.

Daniel Keller

Daniel is the CEO of Unifrog. Over the past six years he’s played a central role in taking them from a small start-up to an organisation that’s now revolutionising careers and university guidance around the world. His love of the outdoors means he spends as much of his time outside as possible – usually climbing, surfing or skiing.

Anne Langley

Anne has enjoyed a varied career, working in the public, third and private sectors for organisations including the Department for International Development, The National Trust and Dell Technologies. Her background spans procurement, operations and policy. With expertise in change management, risk, crisis response, and strategy development, Anne thrives when working on projects that deliver sustainable development. Anne is a keen cyclist and volunteers with British Cycling.

Michael Scobbie

Michael is currently the Head of Communications & Marketing at the Scottish SPCA. He has experience in leading large-scale communications and fundraising activity and advising on public affairs and policy strategy. Michael has a keen interest in the relationship between animal welfare and the natural world. He is an outdoors enthusiast with a passion for hiking in all seasons and wildlife photography.

Davinder Jhamat

Davinder has a career built in commercial real estate. Davinder is currently working at TrustMark, the only Government endorsed quality scheme for work carried out in residential property. As a trained economist and researcher, she has previously worked for the European Commission, the City of London Corporation, a professional membership body representing retail real estate and a global engineering foundation. Having worked at local, national and international levels, Davinder has led and engaged experts and government to deliver works of impact, and positive change.

Susan Griffin 

Susan has 35 years of experience in project management within the rail water and industries.
In 2011 Susan established Great Glen. A consultancy business helping deliver projects across Scotland ranging from social housing to off-grid renewable energy.
Based in the Highlands, Susan is heavily involved in her own community as
chair of Glenurquhart Rural Community Association (GURCA) & Secretary of the
Glenurquhart Highland Gathering & games.