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.

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...

Simon Ritchie

Press & Public Affairs Manager

Simon is a proud Borderer hailing from Peebles, and an alumnus of the University of St Andrews, where he graduated in French and German in 2011. Following an Erasmus year in France, Simon developed a keen interest in Scottish and European politics which has shaped his career. Simon worked with several senior Scottish politicians between...

Calum Henderson

Digital Projects Manager

Calum joined Scottish Land & Estates in November 2019 as a Digital Communications Officer. While studying for a degree in Film and Media at Queen Margaret University, he participated in freelance work for a variety of brands, photographers and individuals. Following his graduation in 2017, he joined a small North Lanarkshire business in a...

Clare Sturla

South of Scotland Regional Coordinator / South East Regional Support Officer

Clare started at SLE in July 2018 as Regional Support Officer for the South East region as well as Regional Coordinator of the other four regions. Clare joined SLE 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...

Fiona Van Aardt

North of Scotland Regional Coordinator

Fiona joined Scottish Land & Estates as our North-East Regional Support Officer to support and enhance member activities in the region, including engagement with politicians, stakeholders and assistance in organising events and estate visits. In October 2021, Fiona took on the role of North of Scotland Regional Coordinator. A business...

Nic MacLeod

Clydeside Regional Support Officer

Nic joined Scottish Land & Estates in April 2022. Growing up on a farm in Uplawmoor, East Renfrewshire, Nic has always had a love for the countryside, animals, and farming. Following on from school she spent many years working across multiple industries including landscaping, construction, and property, progressing with each opportunity...

Sue Emery

North East Regional Support Officer

Prior to starting as SLE's North East Regional Support Officer, Sue was the Regional Co-ordinator for the Strathdearn and Speyside Moorland Group. Sue particularly enjoyed the Community Engagement side of this job and arranged several educational days for Young Carers and Secondary Schools as well as coordinating the group to provide a...

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...

Nadia Flaherty

Membership Coordinator

Nadia has joined Scottish Land and Estates as the Membership Co-ordiantor. Having been brought up just outside of the Angus Glens, she has great rural knowledge and loves the Scottish countryside and all it has to offer. One of Nadia’s favourite past times being getting out with her working dogs during the shooting season. After studying...