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BASC Scotland Director
An enthusiastic shotgun and rifle shooter Colin Shedden has been the Director Scotland since 1994 and is now in his 34th year at BASC.
A zoology graduate from Glasgow University, Colin is currently a Board Member of the Heather Trust, as well as a member of SNH’s Scientific Advisory Committee, Scotland’s Moorland Forum, the National Access Forum and the National Goose Management Review Group.
Deputy Director of Communications and Public Affairs
Garry Doolan is BASC’s deputy director of communications and public affairs. He has more than 20 years experience of journalism and the media.
He joined the organisation in 2016 and is a keen shooter and beater, with his springer spaniel Quincy.
Green Shoots Wales Officer
Before joining the Green Shoots project Sarah was working in the charitable sector, and working as a Countryside Area Ranger for Ceredigion County Council.
She is a keen rider and enjoys being outdoors in the countryside with her family.
Ian Bell has a life-long passion for fieldsports and first joined BASC as a Young Shot.
He took over as chief executive of the organisation in February 2018 after 35 years in the British Army, where he was President of the British Forces Germany Game Shooting Association and a long standing member of the Defence Deer Management Organisation.
Executive Director of Communications & Public Affairs
Christopher Graffius has been BASC’s director of communications since 2001, joining after four years as deputy director of press and publications at the British Council.
Christopher, who enjoys shooting, fishing and wildfowling, is responsible for the organisation’s media department which includes press relations, political affairs, website and publications.
Peter Glenser QC
BASC Vice President
Peter was a member of BASC council for nine years and served the association as chairman between 2016 and 2019.
The specialist firearms barrister is a keen quarry shooter, deerstalker and grouse shooter.
Executive Director of Conservation
Caroline Bedell joined BASC as executive director of conservation in October. She has more than 25 years’ experience of the rural economy and environment.
With a degree in rural land management, she has also qualified as a rural practice chartered surveyor.