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.


Robin Buchanan | Board, Trees for Life

Robin Buchanan

Robin is the Chairman of Michael Page International plc, the global recruitment company. He is also the Non-executive Director of Schroders plc and Lyondell Basell NV, the  refinery and petro-chemical company. He is a Senior Adviser to Bain & Company and to Coller Capital, and is the former Dean and President of London Business School.

Peter Cairns | Board, Trees for Life

Peter Cairns

Peter is an award-winning nature photographer and writer. A freelance photographer for 15 years, he is the Founder and Director of his own company Northshots. He is also a Director of The Wild Media Foundation and is a 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.

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.


Judy McAllister

Judy is a long term staff member of the Findhorn Foundation.  A past Trustee and former Chair of Management of that charity, she now divides her time between Scotland and her work elsewhere as an independent coach, trainer and consultant.  

David Hetherington | Board, Trees for Life

Gordon Brown

Gordon is the Senior Forester for CKD Galbraith in North Scotland.  He is a professional member of the Institute of Chartered Foresters and also a member of the Highlands and Island Forestry Forum.


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. 

Alan Watson Featherstone | Board, Trees for Life

Alan Watson Featherstone

Alan founded Trees for Life in 1989, and has been its Executive Director since then, with overall responsibility for the charity and its strategic direction. His work includes a special focus on media and public relations, major donor fundraising and biodiversity research at our Dundreggan Conservation Estate.

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