Our People

Directors

Cameron Anson (Chair)

Cameron Anson (Chair)

Cameron absolutely believes that our community must be empowered to address the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities we are faced with and feels that SWMID is a crucial part of how we can achieve this.

Rutger Emmelkamp

Rutger Emmelkamp

Rutger is passionate about self-governance and community work. 

He is eager to help SWMID develop intergenerational projects that help navigate the challenges that climate change will bring.

Hannah Fisher

Hannah Fisher

Hannah is passionate about rural communities finding balance between everyday life and sustainable development and believes that the best decisions are made from within the community.

David Greenhalgh

David Greenhalgh

David has lived on Mull since 1973 and wants to support local development and sustainability

Brik Halcrow (Treasurer)

Brik Halcrow (Treasurer)

Brik has lived on Mull for forty years and, having retired from administrative work, enjoys using her time to help with projects that make a difference to the beautiful place that she calls home.

Stewart MacDougall (Vice-Chair)

Stewart MacDougall (Vice-Chair)

Stewart has lived here since early childhood and is keen to support a vibrant and economically sustainable community. 

Martin Putsey

Martin Putsey

Martin is keen to use his knowledge and experience to help SWMID create sustainable employment opportunities for the local community. 

Julie Ward

Julie Ward

Having moved here from elsewhere, Julie feels a commitment to get involved as a member of the Board.  She finds it fascinating to find out more about how the community can really influence and shape their future.

Staff

Mags Brennan (Finance and Administration Manager)

Mags Brennan (Finance and Administration Manager)

Mags is delighted to be working for SWMID and being part of such a diverse community-led company with so many exciting projects underway and planned for the future.

Matthew Burgess (Forestry and Sawmill Worker)

Matthew Burgess (Forestry and Sawmill Worker)

I am passionate about our islands, the local community and our beautiful yet fragile environment. I believe in the value of all of SWMID's projects as platforms to engage with this.

Celia Compton (General Manager)

Celia Compton (General Manager)

Celia finds SWMID to be a hugely stimulating organisation to work for – dynamic, creative and ambitious – while being firmly rooted in the community.

Saskia Davidson (Administrator)

Saskia Davidson (Administrator)

Saskia enjoys working for SWMID and is motivated by the opportunity to contribute to creating benefits for the community where she is raising her young family.

Leigh Eisler (Aird Fada Project Officer - Graduate Placement)

Leigh Eisler (Aird Fada Project Officer - Graduate Placement)

Leigh feels privileged to be working for SWMID to help establish the Seaweed Farm as a local industry and employer. She is keen to use her background in biology to help ensure the success and longevity of the Aird Fada seaweed farm.

Neil Harvey (Business Development Manager)

Neil Harvey (Business Development Manager)

Neil has lived on Mull and Iona for a large part of his life and is excited to work with SWMID because he believes that local decision-making helps build community strength. 

Lorraine McCafferty (Community Gardener)

Lorraine McCafferty (Community Gardener)

Lorraine is passionate about locally grown food and looking after our soil. She believes that the Community Garden can help to empower local people to grow more and provide an important meeting place to share ideas and skills. 

Philip Yielder (Community Forester)

Philip Yielder (Community Forester)

Philip is excited by the opportunities that Tiroran Community Forest brings and works hard to ensure that people of all ages in our community feel ownership of their forest.

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