Staff Team


Ian Simpson, Project Manager

 Ian has worked in project management in the environment sector for the past 25 year. He has worked on various trust projects since 2016 and if now project managing the current Climate Challenge Fund project, “Education and Training in Climate Literacy”. 


Grant Murdoch, Cycling Development Officer

Grant joined the Coupar Angus Cycling Hub in 2014. He manages the Hub and focusses on developing and delivering cycling projects and events for people of all ages and abilities. He is passionate about getting more people on bikes and raising awareness of the environmental, social and health benefits of cycling.


Iain Broadhead, Active Travel Coordinator

Iain joined the trust in March 2019 after returning home from living in Canada for 2 years. He believes strongly in active travel and his role is to promote this in the local community. When he isn’t at work you will most likely find him on his bike or out on the hills.


Amandla Taylor, Growing Mentor

 Amandla joined the trust in April 2018 as the Growing Mentor working on the current Climate Challenge Fund project, “Education and Training in Climate Literacy”. She is leading the development of the Coupar Angus Market Garden and is tasked with managing the community garden as well as the other growing sites across the town. Amandla also coordinates the “ ABC & Beyond” Regional Food Funded Project. 


Jane Wilkinson, Training Officer

 Jane joined the trust in March 2019 to develop and deliver training in Climate Literacy. She is developing an access level SQA Core Skills Unit to deliver a basic understanding of the causes and consequences of climate change and working with local groups to further the aims of carbon reduction through active travel; food growing and recycling initiatives.  


Charlie Smith

 Charlie joined the Coupar Angus Cycling Hub in 2017. He is responsible for managing the operations of the Cycling Hub workshop including sales of new and recycled bikes, after sales, managing stock, servicing and repairs. 


Laura Alexander, Student Intern

 Laura is a geography student at the University of the Highlands and Islands. She is currently undertaking her work experience module with the trust working on the “Education and Training in Climate Literacy” project.   


Sikira Shanks

Sikira is a pupil at Blairgowrie High School and this is her first job. Twice a week she cleans and looks after the Function Room and Kitchen at the former Bowling Club.