Our Staff


In addition to demonstrating what makes our staff qualified for the important roles they playing in driving SLE forward, we also wanted to allow you the chance to learn a little more about the people behind the job titles.

Find out more about the experience and motivations of the team….

Donald Inch

Public Affairs Manager

Donald joined Scottish Land & Estates in 2015 in the newly created role of Public Affairs Officer. Donald previously worked briefly in Kenya with the Arid Lands Information Network, and then with SEPA where he was involved in external stakeholder and parliamentary engagement with a focus on European issues. Donald co-ordinates SLE’s...

Jane Laing

Events & Publications Coordinator

Jane joined the organisation in 1999 after 13 years in the electronics industry. She has had various roles in the organisation over the years, becoming Communications Officer in 2006 and then Events & Publications Co-ordinator in 2015. Jane is responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of the SLE Spring Conference and all other HQ...

Emma Dickinson

Digital Media Officer

Emma moved to Scotland five years ago to study Philosophy at The University of Edinburgh. She loves the mix of city and stunning landscapes that Edinburgh has to offer, along with its unique access to beautiful rural Scotland. Emma has worked in several internships in digital marketing and communications over the past few years. From web...

Clare Sturla

Regional Coordinator/South East Regional Support Officer

Clare joined Scottish Land & Estates from the Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs (SAYFC), where she served as Agri and Rural Affairs Manager. Prior to her time at SAYFC, Clare worked for Members of Parliament at Westminster as well as time employed in public affairs in Brussels and in policy events and conferencing in Edinburgh....

Fiona Van Aardt

North East Regional Support Officer

Fiona joined Scottish Land & Estates to support and enhance member activities in the region, including engagement with politicians, stakeholders and assistance in organising events and estate visits. A business manager with over 25 years’ experience of running companies and delivering projects and events, Fiona returned to Scotland with...

Scott Petrie

Central Regional Support Officer

Since graduating in 1997 with an Honours degree in Rural Business Management from the University of Aberdeen, Scott has amassed extensive practitioner and research experience in both socio-economic research and analysis, and strategy development and action based solutions. In addition, he has experience of engaging and building strong...

Caroline Pringle

Wildlife Estates Scotland Project Officer

Caroline joined Scottish Land and Estates as a Project Officer for Wildlife Estates Scotland (WES). She made the jump from ITPEnergised where she undertook the role of Environmental Consultant, managing environmental impact assessment and due diligence projects for clients in the energy industry. Her role is to evolve WES and to secure...