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Dr Sam Gardner, Acting Director

Sam’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.
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.
Frances Rayner, Head of Communications

Frances is responsible for managing all communications from WWF Scotland.
Gina Hanrahan, Acting Head of Policy

Gina 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.
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.
Lisa Talbot, 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, Resources Co-ordinator

John deals with our budgets, invoices and contracts; and is responsible for IT support in Scotland, including local delivery of IT projects. John also covers travel, health and safety, facilities and environmental management systems.
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.
Esther Brooker - Marine Policy Officer (Scotland)

Esther works on Scottish marine conservation policy, principally the implementation of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010. Esther’s role is to advocate for a well-managed network of marine protected areas around Scotland and a progressive marine planning system to ensure human activities at sea are carried out with due care of the environment.