SWSEIC currently employs two members of staff.
Mark was appointed as the Centre Manager of DGERC when it was established in 2004 and has overseen the operation of the Centre ever since. He graduated from the University of Hertfordshire and worked for 11 years as the National Organiser of the Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) Core Counts at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust in Slimbridge. As well as an interest in birds, Mark is a keen butterfly and dragonfly enthusiast and through the work of the Centre has a broad knowledge of wildlife in Dumfries & Galloway.
Peter joined SWSEIC as a part-time Project Officer in December 2018 with over 30 years’ experience in the environmental field. From 2001 until 2018, he was employed by the Council as the Biodiversity Officer for Dumfries & Galloway, during which time he wrote and/or edited two editions of the Local Biodiversity Action Plan and was involved in many associated projects, including setting up DGERC, forerunner of SWSEIC. Previous to that he worked as a Countryside Officer or a Ranger with the National Trust for Scotland and various other environmental organisations. He describes himself a generalist, rather than a specialist in any one area, with interests ranging from birds, moths and fungi through to habitat and landscape history.
SUP is registered in Scotland as a company limited by guarantee with charitable status. Registered address: The Southern Uplands Partnership, Studio 2, Lindean Mill, Galashiels, TD1 3PE. Company No. SC200827 / Charity No. SCO29475