The Vine Trust Board

Vine Trust Board Members

Mr Alec Carstairs Board Member

A chartered accountant and former partner at EY for 25 years, Alec has been on the Vine Trust board since 2004. Alec chairs the Vine Trust board since 2019.

Ms Mairi Fraser Board Member

Mairi was the Vine Trust’s first volunteer on the first work party to Peru in 2003 and has since joined us as a board member and expedition leader. Formerly a teacher of art and design, Mairi now runs a small gift shop in Inverness.

Mr Neil Graham Board Member

Having been involved with Vine Trust since 1999, Neil’s commitment to volunteering was recognised by his employer, Royal Bank of Scotland by way of an award. Neil has led and encouraged volunteers in both Peru and Tanzania.

Mrs Shona Mason Board Member

Shona is a specialty dentist and honorary clinical teacher at Dundee Dental Hospital and School. An almost annual volunteer dentist with the Amazon Hope programme since 2006, Shona has been part of the Trust’s medical committee since 2009.

Mr Alasdair Munro Board Member

Alasdair worked as a consultant general surgeon in Inverness from 1978-2003. Since then he has contributed to the development of the Centre for Health Science at Inverness. Alasdair is Vice-Chair of the Vine Trust Board.

Mrs Feri Ross Board Member

On the board since 2015, Feri worked as an engineer in the UK and US for some years, at the time registered CEng and MIMechE. Feri retains some business interests through raising a family, she is also a leader with the Duke of Edinburgh Award and an adviser with Citizens Advice Scotland.

Mr Malcolm Webb Board Member

New to the board in 2018, Malcolm is a Chartered Accountant and works in the Oil & Gas industry in Aberdeen. A supporter of Vine Trust for many years, Malcolm travelled to Tanzania in October 2017 to see first-hand the work of our medical and construction programmes.

Ms Fiona Smith Board Member

Fiona is a coach and consultant who works with minority groups and organisations that want to create more inclusive cultures. She is a senior HR and Organisational Development professional who has worked in the private, public and not for profit sectors.

Captain Peter Hall Board Member

Involved with the Vine Trust since 2000, Peter was part of the team who sailed the Amazon Hope to Iquitos. Recently retired from the marine industry, he continues his interests through being a trustee and non – executive director of charitable organisations and an ambassador for Trinity House and the marine industry.