Anna Balls

Visitor Engagement & Admin Assistant Having lived and worked in Canada and New Zealand for the last few years, Anna is excited about living closer to home whilst based on Arran for the summer. While living overseas, Anna enjoyed paddleboarding, and she is looking forward to checking out the scene here on Arran whilst learning about the local marine environment and the creatures she could encounter.
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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.

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.

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.
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Sheridan Waldon

Book Keeper Sheridan is responsible for COAST’s book keeping and financial reports. She moved to Arran 17 years ago because she loves being by the sea.