Directors

DavidCameron

Mr David Cameron

As Corporate Services Director with the Cairngorms National Park Authority, David has lead responsibility for strategic finance, organisational development and human resource management. He is Vice Chair of the Cairngorms LEADER Local Action Group, elected as Internal Auditor to the Europarc Federations and member of sportScotland Board. In his spare time he a keen walker and football supporter.

JanetHunter

Janet Hunter

Janet has lived and worked in Strathardle for 16 years and has extensive knowledge of the unique nature of the Cairngorms as a skier and mountaineer. She has a degree in Geography and has an MSc in rural resources planning from Aberdeen University and background in economic development. She is involved in encouraging entrepreneurial growth within small rural communities in areas such as renewables, food and outdoor activities. She has developed communication strategies for a range of organisations and businesses. Janet also has extensive knowledge of the ski industry both in Scotland and abroad and speaks several languages.

Keith Bryers

Mr Keith Bryers

Keith was brought up in the Highlands. He has a BSc in Land Economics from Paisley College and is a Fellow of the RICS. Until retiring in 2018, he spent most of his career with Highlands and Islands Enterprise, based in Inverness. Keith was engaged in numerous significant property projects, including extensive involvement in long-term upland footpath and visitor management. He is a keen skier and mountaineer and has been a member of Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team since 2011. Keith’s other interests include cycling, travel and research into Scottish military and aviation history.

peterOrd

Mr Peter Ord

Peter was a founding member of The Upper Deeside Access Trust and continued to serve on the board during its transformation into COAT in 2008. He was appointed chairman in 2009 and retired from the position in 2016. A chartered surveyor with an agricultural degree, Peter retired in 2009 after nearly 14 years as Resident Factor of Balmoral Estate in Aberdeenshire, having been Factor of Strathmore Estates, in Angus and in County Durham for over 22 years. He was a partner of Youngs Chartered Surveyors and is now a consultant with Bell Ingram. He is a Trustee of The National Trust for Scotland. He was involved as a skier in the 1980 public inquiry into the extension of skiing facilities in Lurchers Gully, Cairngorm. He has holidayed and worked in the Cairngorms for over 50 years. Peter’s principal interest is in land management. He skis, fishes, sails, curls, used to golf (poorly) and sings in a choir.

iainMoffet

Mr Ian Moffett, Chairman

Ian, a retired solicitor, was a partner in Dundas + Wilson 1977-2005 and in Anderson Strathern from 2005-2010, thereafter a consultant until 2013.  Ian was a Non Executive Director of Registers of Scotland 2007-2012, Chair, LawWorks Scotland, the pro bono legal charity, 2011-2015 and is at present Chair of the Kingussie Community Development Company and Badenoch Heritage.

Ian now lives in Inverness-shire and his interests include walking, collecting books on Badenoch, and cricket.

Duncan-Bryden

Duncan Bryden

Duncan has 30 years of experience as a rural development specialist based in Scotland with international connections and leadership roles in the public and third sectors. A graduate of Edinburgh and Birmingham Universities he is a Chartered Biologist and has completed the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainable Business Leadership.

He has a particular interest in strategic policy and planning in rural and mountain areas of the world. He believes in a sustainable economic approach which integrates community needs and aspirations with a high quality environment.

Cllr Geva Blackett

Geva was elected for Ward 5. She is the only Aberdeenshire councillor who actually lives in the Cairnorms Natioal Park and is serving her second term representing the 800sq mile Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside Ward. Geva is passionate about the wildlife & countryside that provide the economic, cultural and social backdrop to the lives of those who live and work in and around the Cairngorms.