Find out a more about the APRS team who form the day to day operation of APRS, united in our mission to preserve Scotland’s rural landscapes. Any questions? Just drop us an email and we will get back to you.

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Kat Jones – Director

Kat brings two decades of experience in Scottish conservation (SNH, now NatureScot, and then RSPB Scotland where she led on all aspects of working with people including communications, membership, visitor experience and community engagement). She joins us from Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, Scotland’s civil society climate coalition, where she led on their response to COP26. She has a PhD in the behaviour of the much-maligned lesser black-backed gull, enjoys ceilidh calling when the opportunity arises and lives in, and manages an oak woodland at the foot of the Campsie hills. kat@aprs.scot

Nikki Sinclair – Green Belts Alliance Manager/National Parks Strategy Project Manager

Nikki has degrees in Ecological Science and Plant Taxonomy and Biodiversity from Edinburgh University. She worked at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and Edinburgh before joining the National Trust for Scotland, firstly as a property management planner and then as part of the policy team. Nikki works one day a week managing the APRS Green Belts Alliance Project and does other environmental policy work on a consultancy basis. In March 2022 she took over the role of managing the joint APRS/SCNP Scottish National Parks Strategy Project. nikki@aprs.scot

Joanna McFarlane – Public Engagement and Fundraising

Joanna has degrees in Biology and German and Wildlife Management and Conservation and has worked in environmental education with children and the public in schools and communities for over 25 years. She has also worked for 5 years in individuals fundraising as RSPB Scotland’s Membership Manager. Born in Cornwall, she now lives in Fife with her family and enjoys all things wildlife, marine, exploring Scotland and running her local coastal voluntary nature conservation group. jo@aprs.scot

Sarah Doherty – Campaign Manager

Sarah was the Manager for our Have You Got The Bottle? Campaign, and is currently working on both Circular Economy and Local Development Plans. She has a degree in Environmental Science from Trinity College Dublin and an MSc in Global Environment, Politics and Society from Edinburgh University. She has extensive recent experience of environmental campaigning on climate, agriculture and trade issues, and of working in partnership with community and grassroots organisations. sarah@aprs.scot

Nina Sobecka – Administrator

Nina’s role as APRS Administrator covers a wide range of tasks supporting office administration, membership, governance, projects, communications and fundraising. She has worked for many years in the environmental field including over 10 years at the National Trust for Scotland. She particularly enjoys the outdoors and walking in the Scottish hills. info@aprs.scot

Barry Snedden – Social Media and Events Officer

Barry joins APRS from a career in radio where he managed a number collaborative initiatives, fostering partnerships with local communities, government bodies, businesses and community groups, allowing them to amplify their voices to the larger community. Outside of work he volunteers with Porty Pride. barry@aprs.scot

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