Howard Wood

Howard Wood OBE

Co-Founder Howard formed COAST in 1995 with another local diver, Don MacNeish. He was a key driver in the establishment of the Lamlash Bay No Take Zone in 2008 and a Goldman Environmental Prize Winner in 2015. To read more click Howard's picture.

Catherine Jenks

Secretary Catherine and her husband Robin moved to Arran in 1994 to raise their two sons. She’s worked in healthcare on the island since moving, and became involved with COAST following the 5 year celebrations of the No Take Zone. Inspired by the knowledge, enthusiasm and dedication of other Trustees, Volunteers and Workers, Catherine is keen to support the ongoing work of COAST to ensure the revival and health of our coastal waters.

Jenni Martin

Jenni, originally from Bute, worked for Edinburgh City Council before retiring to Arran. Jenni has a wealth of HR and organisation development experience and was COAST's secretary for many years before retiring her position in 2021.

Cicely Gill

Chair Cicely moved to Arran in 1968 and has been involved with COAST for about 12 years. Since leaving her job as a psychotherapist in Glasgow she has prioritised her writing, and is currently writing a play about the Clearances in Arran. She believes our actions at COAST are essential in order to push forward the attainment of sustainable seas. She swims in the sea nearly every day.
Sibbie Sangster

Sibbie Sangster

Sibbie is a keen sailor and cyclist. She formerly worked in adult education and was COAST’s Treasurer for 13 years. She retired her post in 2019 but remains as a trustee. Click her photograph for more information.

Russell Cheshire

Russell operated Ocean Breeze RIB Tours with his wife Elspeth for ten years and is the Community Safety Officer for the Arran RNLI station in Lamlash Bay. They are keen wildlife observers and beach cleaners, and Russ was COAST's chair for two years before he moved to Seil to operate marine wildlife boat tours.