Steering Committee

The dot.rural steering committee meets every six months and provides guidance in terms of the strategic direction of the Hub and its activities. The membership, shown belown, contains representatives from industry, academia and user organisations.

Position Name Organisation Sector
Chair Dr Peter Waggett IBM Industry
EPSRC Representative Dr John Baird EPSRC Government
dot.rural Director Prof Pete Edwards University of Aberdeen Academic
dot.rural Co-Director Prof John Nelson University of Aberdeen Academic
dot.rural Representative Dr Jennifer Holden University of Aberdeen Academic
University Representative Prof Phil Hannaford University of Aberdeen Academic
Accessibility & Mobilities Representative Neal Skelton ITS UK Industry
Enterprise & Culture Representative Prof Mike Wilson Falmouth University Academic
Corporate Social Responsibility Representative Terri Vogt Connect 3 Consultants Industry
Technology Advisor Prof Chris Reed University of Dundee Academic
Technology Advisor Bill Roberts Swirrl IT Limited Industry
Technology Advisor John Seton BT Industry
Technology Advisor Prof Carles Sierra Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) Academic

User Panels


A number of dot.rural societal challenges have an associated user panel which contains representatives from academia, industry, government, and non-governmental organisations. While each of the user panels have different modes of operation, all contribute to the ongoing review of challenge area activities.

Name Position Organisation Sector
David Murray GP NHS Scotland Government
Ian Donald Strategy Implementation Manager Scottish Ambulance Service Government
Helen Bryers Head of Midwifery NHS Scotland Government
Steven Dodsworth Head of Life Sciences Highlands & Islands Enterprise Government
David Fitzpatrick Clinical Research Paramedic SAS/University of Stirling Government/Academia
Amy Nimegger Researcher University of the Highlands & Islands Academia

Name Position Organisation Sector
Dr Chris Horrill (Chair) Director Rivers & Fisheries Trusts of Scotland (RAFTS) NGO
Prof James Curran Chief Executive SEPA Government
Colin McClean Wildlife Manager Glen Tanar Estate Industry
Kerry Riddell Development Manager
(Sustainable Communities)
The Conservation Volunteers NGO
Prof Jeremy Wilson Head of Science Scotland RSPB NGO

Name Position Organisation Sector
Donald Jarvie (Chair) Head of Business, Finance and Events at Scotland’s Futures Forum The Scottish Parliament Government
Stuart Robertson Area Manager – Shetland Highland & Islands Enterprise Government
Steve Harrison Project Manager Scottish Enterprise Government
Roddy Matheson Industry Sector Manager, Renewable Energy Champion Aberdeenshire Council Government
David Chapman Senior Project Executive Interface Government
Donella Beaton Chief Executive/Managing Director Canan
(Software & Creative Media)
Industry
Peter Henderson Group Director Pisys
(Software)
Industry
Norman Macaskill Head of Rural Policy Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations NGO

Name Position Organisation Sector
Neil Barker Managing Director (Scotland) UK Bus Division, First Group Industry
Peter Cockhead Former Director NESTRANS Government
Prof Graham Currie Chair in Public Transport Monash University, Australia Academia
Garth Goddard Former Programme Director Cheshire County Council Government
Barry Hutton Independent Consultant Industry
Dr Kit Mitchell Former Division Head Transport Research Laboratory Government
George Muir (Chair) Former Director General Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) Industry
Dr Malcolm Reed Former Director General Transport Scotland Government