Shona Kirk – Chair
Shona Kirk has over twenty years’ experience in the nuclear industry in a variety of business support, business information and commercial roles and she has an excellent understanding of the compilation, management and monitoring of very large site programmes. Her recent experience has extended her skills to include major contract proposal management, market research and business plan implementation at company level. Shona currently works for the Babcock Group managing the preparation of successful proposals to major clients. Shona is committed to using her business skills to search for and develop opportunities that bring benefit to both Babcock and the local business community.
Rhona Gill- Vice Chair
Rhona was appointed as a Director for Pulteneytown People’s Project in 2015. She has worked at the Dounreay site for over 28 years in administrative positions, with her current role being the Training Co-ordinator for the site. Rhona is an active member of the local community which includes chair of Thrumster Parent Council and a Community Councillor for the Tannach & District area. Rhona also enjoys helping local community organisations prepare grant proposals and organise fundraising activities.
Amanda joined the Board of Directors in 2017. She is a Freelance Florist with over 17 years experience in the industry. Amanda has won the RHS Chelsea Gold Medal in 2016 and double silver medalist in 2011 and 2013.
David was appointed as a Director for Pulteneytown People’s Project in 2016. David is the Archive Manager of “Nucleus”, the prestigious new National Nuclear Archive building in Wick. He has held many significant head of department roles in the world of global outsourcing and has specialised in document and information management.
Yvonne works as development officer for Caithness Voluntary Group, and was one of the first employees of Pulteneytown People’s Project, where she held the role of Funding/Finance Manager. She has been a volunteer advisor for Caithness Citizens Advice Bureau for over 10 years and is also involved in other local voluntary committees. Yvonne joined the Board of Directors in 2017.
June has worked in the nuclear industry at Dounreay for the past 35 years. Starting as a secretarial trainee, June is now responsible for all stakeholder engagement, community events and socio economics activities. In her spare time, June’s hobby is magic and was British Champion in 1989.
Mary- Jane Statham
Mary-Jane became a director for Pulteneytown People’s Project in 2013. She is a Chartered Management Accountant and held various finance roles for 16 years before becoming the Site Quality Assurance Manager at Dounreay in 2014. Mary-Jane enjoys being an active member of the local community.