The project has a dedicated project manager (Jason Owen) and senior project lead (Andy Taylor) who act to keep the project on time, to maintain effective project relationships with Scottish Government and Steering Group for the project and address all reporting and engagement requirements. The project management team maintain regular communications with all project staff and sub-contractors, working to maintain a dynamic and fully collaborative interdisciplinary team.
The Scottish Government has appointed a Project Officer and a project Steering Group to help guide the project and oversee fulfilment of the aims and objectives.
Andrew Coupar of Scottish Natural Heritage is the Project Officer (succeeding Graham Sullivan of SNH),
The Steering Group also includes:
- Bruce Farquharson (Scottish Fire and Rescue Service),
- Ann McArdle (Scottish Government Resilience Division),
- Amy Nicolson (Scottish Forestry) and
- Rob Stacey (Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service).
The Steering Group will be kept informed of progress, and will meet with the contractors at key stages of the project. It is anticipated that the Steering Group will draw on additional independent expertise as required, either through formal membership of the group or through consultation.