Ailsa Campbell – Chair, Town Centre Group Lead
Mirela Macinnes – Treasurer, Can Do Crieff
Jim Anderson – Paths Group Lead
Ian Christie – Town Centre Group
Dan Grandfield – Management, HR
Peter Littwin – Town Centre Group
Ann Ross – Fundraising
Ailsa Campbell moved to Crieff from Vancouver, Canada in 2000. She runs Campbell’s Bakery with her husband Iain Campbell, which has had its shop at 59 King Street in Crieff since 1929. A professional graphic designer for over twenty years, Ailsa joined Iain in running the family business in 2013 when juggling her work, the bakery, community and raising their two children became a bit much! Ailsa keeps her creative juices flowing lending her design skills for the community, designing street banners as well as various other visual communications. Ailsa was on the steering group for the Crieff Succeeds BID and is now a director of Crieff’s BID.
Mirela MacInnes: It’s fair to say that Mirela has a good head for numbers. She is a qualified teacher of Mathematics and has taught maths in international schools in Dubai and Doha. Since moving to Crieff with her family in 2010, she has also taught at Morrison’s Academy, Strathallan Academy and Perth Academy. More recently, she decided to study for a diploma in Financial Accounting at Perth College as a way of expanding her career options. Mirela also loves gardening – and to fully enjoy the fruits of her labours, she is an accomplished maker of jam, juice and wine. She is also a (relatively new) member of the Strathearn Harriers and a member of the parish church choir.
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 currently works 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.
Dan Grandfield moved to Crieff in 2016 from Glasgow although originally from Lichfield in Staffordshire.
He manages a hotel in Glasgow City Centre and has worked for many different brands from Stakis & Hilton to Premier Inn
and Z Hotels.. He is also a mentor for Project Scotland who help young people find employment. For fun he enjoys hill walking and mountaineering
which was one of the main drivers for moving to Crieff. He is married to Susan who runs her own coaching and training business in Crieff.
Peter Littwin was born, brought up and educated in Crieff. He has a BA in Social Work from Robert Gordon’s University. Peter is married with two children and two grandchildren. In the past Peter has worked for British Rail, Royal Mail, Clackmananshire Council and Perth and Kinross Council. He has 25 years experience in Social Care and Social Work with strengths in welfare and mediation.
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, is 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 currently works part-time at Crieff High School. 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.