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Andrew Binnie

Andrew wrote the original proposal for the South Arran MPA in 2011. He has an MSc in Aquatic Ecosystems Management and a background in community-based natural resource management. He was COAST’s Executive Director up to 2017 and again from 2020 to early 2022. He is now focused on organisation support and special projects delivery.
Liz Sutton

Liz Sutton

Funding Officer Liz has worked in heritage development and fundraising for 18 years. She grew up on the Blackwater Estuary in Essex, surrounded by saltmarshes and big skies, and is looking forward to combining her love of the coast and her professional skills at COAST. 

Lucy Kay

MPA Project Officer Lucy has worked on marine protected areas and marine management in the UK, south east Asia and the Pacific. She has been fortunate to visit and dive in marine reserves in many different places and is enthusiastic about realising the benefits of marine protected areas for wildlife and people.

Jenny Crockett

Outreach & Comms Manager Jenny has been leading COAST's Education and Outreach Programme for the last 6 years. An accomplished diver with a love of all things wet and wild, she hopes to pass on her enthusiasm of marine conservation to people of all ages.
Andy

Andy Telford

Operations and Finance Officer Andy previously worked for COAST as Community Outreach & Admin Officer from 2013-2015, before heading off to work in the marine sector in SE Asia, Australia and New Zealand. A keen diver, sailor and world traveller, this non-stop adventurer is at home as long as he is outdoors!

Áine Purcell-Milton

Executive Director Áine took up the position of Executive Director at the start of 2022. She has an MRes in Marine Ecosystem Management from St Andrews. She has come from a career in coastal community engagement and environmental education from various Irish and UK NGOs. She is a keen water sports enthusiast and you’re most likely to find her in or under the water.