Who we are Our board Board of Trustees Our Board of Trustees is made up of outstanding & committed individuals from academia, business and NGOs. Sniffer's board is responsible for our governance and setting our strategy. Ragne Low (Chair) Ragne has over a decade's experience in climate and energy policy, including as a consultant and in knowledge exchange roles at the Universities of Edinburgh and Strathclyde. Ragne has been chair of the Sniffer Board for five years and brings expertise on climate adaptation and mitigation policy, as well as insight into organisational strategy and positioning. She has a long-standing background in public policy, having also worked for nine years in the UK Diplomatic Service. Ragne currently heads up the Scottish Government's Heat Strategy Unit, leading work to decarbonise heat in buildings in Scotland to help deliver net zero. Alison Macdonald Alison is a Chartered Banker and senior risk professional, with deep experience of Governance & Risk, Resilience & Scenario planning and also in developing the response to climate change, managing both physical and transition risk. As a Trustee of Bank of Scotland Foundation, Alison has experience in shaping a number of programmes to support charities across Scotland address poverty and social exclusion, by funding core costs, multi-year change funding and also unrestricted funding. Alison has broad insight into fund raising and income generation in the third sector. Through the assessment of grants and in meeting with charities, Alison understands community and place based initiatives, where collaboration, connection and empowerment can deliver real and sustainable change, delivering a legacy for years to come. Alison is currently Resilience Director with Scottish Widows, part of Lloyds Banking Group. Brian Alexander Brian's background has covered roles in a wide number of sectors, from manufacturing, service, motor industry,construction, economic development, charity sector, intermediate labour markets,life insurance and latterly the energy industry. His experience covered finance, complex funding, insurance, company secretarial, treasury and acquisitions, across a wide range of companies from SME to multi nationals. Ian Morgan Ian has spent his career in global manufacturing businesses in the private sector, latterly with twelve years in operational risk and compliance at a large privately-held US conglomerate. Qualified in corporate governance and risk management, and holding a degree in Environmental Studies, he is also an experienced pension trustee with an interest in ESG investment. Jennifer Clair Robson Jennifer is a freelance copywriter and copyeditor, specialising in sustainability and climate action, and content director at community interest company Climate Action North. Her background working on climate change began 15 years ago as the Communications Director for the climate change partnership, Climate North East. Here she specialised on fostering engagement and building understanding on the complex range of climate change-related issues for a wide selection of target audiences working with local and national government agencies. Jen directed all aspects of creative communication and external relations for Climate North East providing communications leadership and strategic advice for ClimateUK, the national climate change partnership, contributing to the development of Government-led initiatives such as Climate Ready. Jen’s knowledge, skills and contacts have made a positive difference, building awareness, and achieving behavioural changes. She has formulated strategies and innovative techniques to foster engagement and build understanding resulting in successfully challenging narrow perceptions and relevance of climate change, making it mainstream across the board, with notable success in the private sector. Jen also has a Masters in Public Relations where she examined how communications is used when changing behaviours, and is passionate about creating engaging and creative content and campaigns to make our world better. Richard Dryburgh Richard played a key role with the 2050 Climate Group, acting as the charity's first Treasurer before taking on the role of Chair for two years. Richard helped the 2050 Climate Group to communicate the role of young people in acting as ‘changemakers’, using their own spheres of influence to enact change across Scotland and further afield. He helped launch the 2050 Climate Group’s first Young Leaders Development Programme as well as the Malawi Climate Leaders Project and also played a key role in income generation and stakeholder engagement. In 2018 Richard left the 2050 Climate Group to take on a role within the Scottish Government’s climate change policy team, focusing on the ‘people’ part of climate change, leading on a new national public engagement strategy and the sponsorship of Scotland’s Climate Assembly. Richard is currently Skills Delivery Team Leader at the Scottish Government. Sophie Beier Sophie has over a decade of experience in knowledge exchange & impact, stakeholder & community engagement and fundraising in the third, public and private sector. She has worked in various countries (Chile Mexico, Canada, Germany, etc.) and within various sectors (NGO/Foundations, science and university sector) and stakeholders (governments, scientists, UNFCCC & UN-CBD negotiators, local authorities and businesses, indigenous communities). Sophie is passionate about transformational change and as Program Coordinator for COP21 developed the Transformative Actions Program (TAP) which not only fundraised and gathered transformational projects from local authorities across 5 continents, but also developed an assessment framework for the projects transformational quality. Sophie is a project manager at the James Hutton Institute and leads the Flooding & Coastal Erosion and Sustainable Communities themes at the Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).