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WWF Scotland Team

WWF Scotland

There is a small team within the WWF Scotland office.

Lang Banks WWF

Lang Banks


Lang's main roles are to represent WWF Scotland to Ministers and the media, to set the strategic direction of WWF in Scotland and to ensure the smooth running of the organisation. As well as regular liaison with colleagues in WWF-UK Lang is also active within WWF's international network, regularly advising on communications and campaigns.

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David Downie

David Downie

Head of Resources

David makes sure that the office runs efficiently and effectively. He is responsible for all our finances, human resources and environmental measuring. David has overall responsibility for all resources within WWF Scotland.


Lexi Parfitt

Head of Communications

Lexi is responsible for managing all communications from WWF Scotland.

Sam Gardner

Dr Sam Gardner

Head of Policy

Sam is responsible for overseeing the design and promotion of our priority policy areas of climate, energy and marine governance to decision makers and key stakeholders.

Fabrice Leveque

Fabrice Leveque

Climate and Energy Policy Officer

Fabrice works on issues relating to climate change and energy.  He principally works to ensure that the Scottish Climate Change Act is delivered and on Scotland’s transition to renewable energy.

Robin Parker

Robin Parker

Public Affairs Manager

Robin spends a large part of his time in the Scottish Parliament talking to and briefing politicians. When key pieces of legislation are passed or when environmental or climate issues are debated, Robin is there to make sure that WWF's messages are heard.

Lang Banks

Lisa Ostenson

Fundraising & Partnership Manager

Lisa works to raise funds for our programme of work in Scotland for businesses, trusts and statutory sources.

She also works with these audiences to gain non-financial support, where appropriate.


Mandy Carter

Media & Communications Manager

Mandy deals with all press enquiries, radio and TV stations and all press releases. She also manages our Facebook and Twitter channels. Her aim is to achieve a higher public profile and understanding for our work in Scotland.

John Taylor

John Taylor

Resources Co-ordinator

John ensures that all our budgets are contracts are handled correctly. He is also responsible for all our IT projects and support in Scotland. John also gives the whole team administrative support including travel, environmental managment systems and reception duties.

Helen McLachlan

Helen McLachlan

UK Programme Manager – Fisheries

Helen works principally on issues releated to UK fisheries, but also contributes to all marine matters related to Scotland and the UK.

Caroline McKay

Caroline McKay

 WWF-UK Philanthropy Manager, Trusts Lead

Caroline works with the UK Philanthropy Team to raise funds from Charitable Trusts and Foundations towards UK and international programmes of work.

Mireille Thom

Dr Mireille Thom

WWF-UK Marine Policy Specialist – International fisheries

Mireille works on improving international fisheries governance through advocacy with UK and EU authorities

Adam Harrison

Adam Harrison

Senior Policy Officer - Food and Agriculture

Although Adam is based in Scotland his work has impacts around the world. His role is to put pressure on British companies that use palm oil and soya to source them sustainably and to influence government policies that shape the wider food and agriculture industries.

Julie Stoneman

Julie Stoneman

Campaigns Specialist

Julie works with the WWF-UK team on campaigns that help to make the world a better place for people and wildlife.

Contact Information

Our Edinburgh office:

The Tun

4 Jackson's Entry

Holyrood Road



t: 0131 659 9100
e: scotland@wwf.org.uk

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