Chair – Henning Wagner

Henning has studied Economics (Dipl-Kfm, equivalent Master Degree) and was Managing Director of an international raw material trading company with offices world wide. He was involved in the developing of the German recycling schemes, before getting engaged in contract catering and online businesses. Henning is the key holder for the Historic Benholm Kirk

Vice Chair – Emma Pollock

Emma manages a 600 acre arable farm together with her husband and has a BSc in Agriculture with Forestry and NC in Countryside Skills for Recreation and Leisure. Emma has been a seasonal Countryside Ranger for the National Trust at Crathes Castle and a Community Farm Links Officer. Emma is the Secretary for the Johnshaven Horticultural Society.

Treasurer – John Maxwell

John has a background in offshore shipping, being a board member and Managing Director of the Aberdeen branch of a large Norwegian offshore vessel company for 18 years before retiring, working in total 28 years for this company. John was a non-executive board member of Peterhead Port Authority for 9 years and held the position as Deputy Convenor. John was as well on the Advisory Board for the Aberdeen Maritime Museum. Furthermore John is a member of the Johnshaven Village Hall Committee and the Johnshaven Fish Festival.

Minute Secretary – Sally Leavey

Sally studied the diverse ethnology of Scotland at the School of Scottish Studies combined that with Scottish History and Literature and graduated with a M.A. Sally has an interest in arts and crafts and an abiding love of songs, stories and music.

Mary McCaffrey

Mary worked in the finance industry for over 35 years, in branch management for approx. 15 years. She retired to Aberdeenshire from Falkirk area in 2021 with her husband, dogs, cat and rescue hens. As a keen gardener Mary volunteered with MCHLN (Mearns Coastal Healthy Living Network) gardening group at the Mill of Benholm and is now leading the Mill of Benholm Gardening Group very successful.

Hannah McGregor

Hannah works as a Pupil Support Assistant at the Johnshaven Primary School after serving as a Deck Officer for 9 years in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. Hannah has got a 1st Class Hon Degree in Marine Operations Management and is currently making her MSc in Shipping Operations. Hannah is a keen runner and the Secretary of the St Cyrus Solo’s Running Group.