Ailsa Campbell – Chair
Brian McVey – Vice-chair
David McCann – CEO
Jane White – Secretary, Treasurer
Jim Anderson – Paths Group Lead
Ian Christie – Drummond Arms Regeneration Ltd
Ann Ross – Fundraising
Claire Sanville – Membership
Andrew McLean – Paths and contracts
Ailsa Campbell After growing up in Vancouver, Canada, Ailsa returned to her Scottish roots in 2000 to work in Scotland’s design industry on a wide range of projects from packaging to international exhibitions before running her own design company working with Strathearn’s small businesses. She is also co-owner of one of Scotland’s oldest bakeries based in Crieff. Ailsa is one of the founders of CCT as well as the Crieff BID and was a BID board member for its full term. Ailsa is currently consolidating her business and community development experience by studying for an MBA at the University of Strathclyde, graduating in November 2023.
Dr. Brian McVey worked in economic development for over 30 years, in a number of senior roles in Scottish Enterprise, including Director of Business Development and Director of Strategy. He worked in a number of important policy areas, including entrepreneurship, innovation, growth finance and family business. His management experience included business planning and budgeting, research and evaluation, and EU funding. He played a lead role in setting up the Business Gateway, Scotland House Brussels and Co-operative Development Scotland. Brian is from Glasgow and now lives in Comrie, after retiring from Scottish Enterprise in 2019.
CCT CEO David McCann will be well known to many in the town as the highly effective and creative Crieff BID manager from 2018 to 2021. Prior to this David had a long history working with community organisations and town development trusts across Scotland. David is taking the lead in supporting the development of the Uniting Crieff forum and progressing the priorities expressed in the Crieff Community Action Plan, as well as helping to secure the future development of the Trust.
Jane White moved to Crieff over 20 years ago with her young family, when her husband took a job with Highland Distillers in Perth. She began her working life in market research and marketing, but retrained as a modern languages teacher once her children were at school. She taught French and German at Morrison’s Academy in Crieff for 10 years. She loves walking the family dog around thelocal paths and hills.
Jim Anderson is a retired civil engineer whose career has taken him to work in various countries around the world. In the ’70s and early ’80s he worked for consultants on the construction of major ports in Saudi Arabia and Dubai. He and the family moved to Crieff in 1978 and since then he has found Crieff a suitable base for commuting to work anywhere: Glasgow on the development of Wave Power renewable energy; London on the M25; and since the mid ’80s overseeing contracts throughout Scotland and internationally whilst working for an international contractor. His wife is originally from Crieff and they have two daughters.
Ian Christie worked for a major civil engineering company where he manages one of the country’s largest rock drilling and blasting divisions. He moved to Crieff 30 years ago primarily due to its central location, and ease of access to all parts of the UK.
Married to Karen, who owns the Fun Junction toy shops in Crieff and Perth, they have brought up 4 daughters who have all now left home to follow their own careers, however they very much see Crieff as home and return as often as possible.
Ann Ross has lived in this area for most of her life. She was educated at Morrison’s Academy as were her three children who, with her grandchildren, return to the area as often as possible. Her husband, a retired seafarer, was Treasurer of Crieff Parish Church. Ann has a Masters degree in Education and, though originally a PE teacher, retrained as an Additional Needs teacher specialising in behaviour difficulties working between Crieff and Auchterarder until she retired. She was governor of Morrison’s Academy for eight years, is secretary of the local branch of RNLI and an elder of the Parish Church.
Andrew McLean moved from Aberdeen to Crieff in 2021 as an ideal central location closer to family, located in both Glasgow and Dundee. With a background in Supply Chain & Contract Management and an MBA from Heriot-Watt, he worked within the Oil & Gas industry predominantly in the subsea construction sector. He managed several major North Sea infrastructure development projects as well as overseeing the decommissioning of the largest North Sea platform. When not visiting the many local coffee shops he can be found with his wife pottering in the garden.