Meet the team

The day to day running of Fidra’s projects is carried out by the small team based in North Berwick.  You can find out more about each member of the team below.

Dr Becky Gait, Director

 

Prior to creating Fidra, Becky qualified as a GP and then worked in Public Health Medicine at NHS Lothian, NHS Fife and Scottish Government, where she developed a specialist interest in Environmental Public Health.

Sarah Archer, Project Manager

 

Sarah worked on a wide range of marine issues in government and within Scotland’s NGO community before joining Fidra.

Dr Clare Cavers, Research Officer

 

Clare joined Fidra from a research background, with qualifications in biological sciences, marine environmental protection and biogeography.

Dr Maddy Berg, Project Officer

 

Maddy comes from a geosciences research background, having recently completed her PhD in geology. She has a particular interest in public engagement and science communication.

Governance

 

Fidra is an SCIO and Scottish Registered Charity, SCO 43895, and is governed by a Board of Trustees. The charity’s activities are bound by the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005, which is regulated by OSCR. Day to day operations are overseen by the Director.

 

Board of Trustees:

 

Becky Gait (Chair)

 

Abigail Entwistle

Abi trained as a zoologist, and then did a PhD on the conservation biology of bats. She has worked for Fauna & Flora International since 1996 in a variety of roles, and is currently their Director of Conservation Science and Design.

 

David Gait

David Gait runs Sustainable Investment Funds at Stewart Investors.

 

Michelle Sutherland

Michelle has a strong personal interest in the environment and together with her partner commissioned the first Passive House in East Lothian which has won numerous awards for sustainable design. In her professional capacity she works as a solicitor and is a Law Society Accredited Specialist in Employment Law.

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