Our Board of Trustees is responsible for governance and strategy.

Professor Jan Bebbington 

Jan is Chair of the Sniffer Board and Professor of Accounting and Sustainable Development at University of St Andrews. She qualified as a chartered accountant before pursuing an academic career. Jan is actively engaged in connecting academic research into sustainable development and practices in industry, non-profit and political organisations, and was Scotland Commissioner on the Sustainable Development Commission between 2006 and 2011.

Ruth Wolstenholme

Ruth has grown Sniffer from its role coordinating environmental research in the early 1990s, to the knowledge broker that it is today. She enjoys working for a small company that brings people with different perspectives together to find creative solutions, and sees climate resilience as key to tackling many challenges worldwide. With a background in consultancy and having worked with environmental agencies Ruth is focused on making change happen by  working in partnership, developing tools and building capacity.

Colin Garvie

Colin is a Chartered Accountant and has for the last 20 years managed his own training and consultancy business, Square 1, acting as a non-executive director and external consultant to a variety of businesses in both the UK and Europe. He also provides  a wide range of professional training courses to clients in both private and public sectors.  Prior to operating his own business, Colin worked for 3i plc.

Professor Janette Webb

Janette works at the Institute of Governance, School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. Her reasearch focus is on sustainable energy and communities, looking at urban energy governance and business organisation, the connection between city-scale low carbon energy projects, and global energy and financial markets. She is a member of the Scottish Government Expert Commission on District Heating and has until recently served as Non-Executive Director of the Board of NHS Health Scotland (2003-2011). Janette was a founder member of the NHS Scotland network for Sustainability, Health and Equity.

Richard Dixon

Richard is Director of Friends of the Earth Scotland. He was Director of WWF Scotland from 2005 to 2012, following roles as Head of Policy at WWF Scotland and Head of Research at Friends of the Earth Scotland. During this time Richard has covered issues from air quality and bathing water to chemical pollution and waste policy, and is currently engaged with climate change policy.

Ragne Low

Ragne is Principal Knowledge Exchange Fellow at the Centre for Energy Policy, University of Strathclyde where she is responsible for external engagement and research impact. Ragne has been working in the field of energy and climate change for a decade, most recently as Programme Manager for ClimateXChange – the Scottish Government funded Centre of Expertise on Climate Change. She comes from a public policy background, with nine years’ experience at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

David Dunsire, Company Secretary

David is a consultant in the corporate team of Lindsays.   His  areas of expertise are in company law, corporate finance and charity law.