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 is Chair of the Sniffer Board and 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


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.


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.


David Dunsire (Company Secretary)

David is a Corporate Consultant at Lindsays in the Corporate and Commercial team and has been advising businesses and third sector organisations for the last 35 years. He has expertise in advising clients on areas such as company law, corporate finance and charity law.