Allan was co-opted to the Board in February 2019. He is a retired civil servant with considerable experience in senior management, strategic planning, the workings of government and advising Ministers. Whilst with the Scottish Government, his remit included representation of national interests in Rural Development within the EU. Allan brings to the Trust a number of skills including change management and the establishment of new organisations. He has extensive experience in analysing and solving business problems and in particular identifying business information requirements and developing/implementing effective information strategies to meet such needs. Allan is very keen to help the Trust drive forward and grow. His new role includes a review of membership and options for increasing sign ups. Many more challenges will undoubtedly follow as the year progresses.