Dee Ward

Dee Ward
Vice-Chair (Operations)

As well as overseeing the Business side of SLE, Dee owns and runs Rottal Estate in the Angus Glens. It is a mixed Highland Estate with sheep farming, holiday lets, grouse and partridge shooting, deer stalking and a hydro-electric scheme. Dee’s background is primarily in business, having built up and sold an office watercooler business, before getting involved in a couple of software start-up businesses. One based in Dundee was sold in 2009 to a New York based Venture Capital firm, and the other (Administrate Ltd) is based in Edinburgh’s CodeBase where Dee has been the Non-Executive Chairman for the last three years . 

Dee is also chairman of the Angus Glen Moorland Group.

What do very few people know about you?

I am half Norwegian 

Which three words best describe your outlook on life?
Optimistic, determined and kind

If you were a game bird, which would you be and why?
Red grouse because they are wild, tough, resilient survivors who live in the uplands, and are unique to the UK