Board profiles

Murray Drummond | Board Chair, Trees for Life

Murray Drummond Chair

Murray was the Head of International Proposition Strategy at Standard Life, having joined the company in 2003. He is also a former Business Development Manager with Prudential Europe.


Peter Cairns | Board, Trees for Life

Peter Cairns

Peter Cairns is a nature photographer, filmmaker and writer with over 20 years of professional experience. Co-founder of conservation media projects such as Tooth & Claw, Wild Wonders of Europe and 2020VISION, Peter is now Director of SCOTLAND: The Big Picture, a social enterprise dedicated to communicating the potential of a wilder Scotland. Peter is a Senior Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers.

Alice Mayne | Board, Trees for Life

Alice Mayne

Alice is the Head of Recreation and Visitor Experience at Forest Enterprise England. Previously she was Lead Funding Manager at the Cairngorms National Park and she is the former Head of Operations at Trees for Life and a former Scotland Director of the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society.

Charles Millar | Board, Trees for Life

Charles Millar

Charles has been Executive Director of the Sustainable Inshore Fisheries Trust since he co-founded it in 2011. He is Chairman of the Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland, an advisor to Fish Tracker and a former member of the Environmental Advisory Council of the British Standards Institution. Charles formerly worked in the environmental technology investment sector.

David Hetherington | Board, 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.


David Hetherington | Board, Trees for Life

Nigel Fraser

Nigel is a Partner in the firm of Rural Property Consultants, Strutt & Parker. A Chartered Surveyor, Nigel is a land agent who manages a number of estates across the Highlands and has particular expertise in renewable energy. Nigel also manages a tourism and property business with his family in Strathglass. 

Kerry Ross | Board, Trees for Life

Kerry Ross

Kerry is Director of Finance & Resources at John Muir Trust. She is a professional member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. 

Matthieu Hommel | Board, Trees for Life

Matthieu Hommel MSc MICFor

Matt is the Managing Director of Christie-Elite Nurseries one of the UKs largest growers of forest trees. A professional member of the Institute of Chartered Foresters, Matt currently chairs the Grampian Regional Forestry Forum and represents the nursery sector in a number of ways including the Scottish Tree Health Advisory Group, the HTA and the Confor Nursery Producers Group.

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