The affairs of the Trust are governed by a Board of Directors who volunteer their time. Directors are either elected or co-opted from among the Trust’s members or appointed to the Board by other community bodies. Election takes place at Annual General Meetings. Co-option can take place at any time, usually to fill a vacancy or a skills gap.
Information for prospective directors
If you would like to find out more, please contact Jan, our Development Manager on 074831 33203 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an informal chat about the Finderne Development Trust and its current projects. A guidance note for prospective Directors is available below.
Karen moved to Dunphail in 2014 and spent 7 years as secretary of Edinkillie Community Association. She joined the board of FDT in 2018 and, until recently, worked for the NHS at Dr Gray’s Hospital. In 2022 she qualified as a transformative life coach and currently works from home.
She spends her free time out in the countryside with her husband and dog.
Brian retired from his role as Malt Distilling Director for Diageo in 2014 after 30 years with the Scotch Whisky maker. He is married to Sarah and has two daughters.
After 40 years in the area, he can think of nowhere else as “home” and is passionate about the Finderne Development Trust becoming a leading force for the benefit of the local community. Brian has been a Director of the FDT since its inception.
Moira has lived in Dunphail since 2006 and now works as the Administrator at Logie Primary School. She previously worked as a radio producer and reporter, and spent four years on the team that brought Piping At Forres to the town.
Stewart lives with his wife Anne in Rafford and has done so since 2012. He was posted to RAF Kinloss in 2006 as a wing commander after serving in Sierra Leone as a military adviser. He retired in 2008 after a 35yrs career. Since then, he has worked in the NHS and until recently in the voluntary sector, as a caseworker and chairperson of the local branch of the military charity SSAFA. He is also a member of the Finderne Community Council and believes in the power of local communities.
Tony worked in social housing as a chartered surveyor before setting up his own aviation business in the midlands. He sold the business in 2003 and he and his wife Jude moved to Moray in 2004. Tony set up a small building business and finally retired a few years ago after moving to Rafford. He has served on the Finderne Community Council since it was set up to monitor the A96 dualling. He has served on Parish Councils in England and has always taken an interest in community issues.
Sue has lived in Dunphail for over thirty years and has seen many changes in the area and its population.
Her work background is economic development, business start-up, and social enterprise and she is currently a Work Coach with the DWP. She has also survived ten years as a problem solver in an MP’s Constituency Office!
Sue is very keen to contribute something positive to an area that has given so much to her and her family and she very much enjoys working as part of a positive and successful team.
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Jo moved to Dunphail in 2013. She and her husband Alec help run his family’s estate at Logie where they live with their three young children.