Activities and Appointments

ACADEMIC
  • Roger Crofts elected as Chair of Royal Scottish Geographical Society - December 2013

    Roger Crofts Hon degree
  • Aberdeen University - Honorary Professor in Geography 1997 – 2007; Aberdeen University - Chairman External Advisory Committee for Geography 2000-2004; Visiting Professor of Geography and Environment 2007-2011

  • Adviser Duddingston Village Chair etc 2007-18/11/2013

  • Committees Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Chairman of Partnership Board 2011-2014

  • Edinburgh University - Visiting Professor, School of Geosciences 2004 – 2007; Honorary professor of Geoscience 2008-2011

  • Non-Executive Royal Scottish Geographical Society 2013-

  • Non-Executive Crichton Carbon Centre 2009-2014

  • Non-Executive Sibthorp Trust to 2013

  • Royal Holloway University of London - Visiting Professor of Environmental Management 1997 - 2004; Visiting Professor of Geography 1992 - 96; Member RHIER Advisory Committee 1999 – 2002; Chair 2002-2004

  • Royal Scottish Geographical Society - Chair 01/12/2014

ADVISOR
  • Duddingston Village Conservation Society, Edinburgh: community land development strategy, consultation and fund raising 2002-2006; Chair of Community Garden Users Group 2007-18/11/2013

  • Murton Environmental Education Trust: strategy and business plans 2002-2004

  • DEFRA/JNCC seminars on the CBD Ecosystem Approach 2003

  • Heritage Lottery Fund - expert advisor on land and biodiversity

  • Icelandic Ministry of Agriculture - advisor on agricultural strategy and sponsor body organisation

  • Icelandic Soil Conservation Service - advisor on strategy, cultural change and organisational development, communication strategy, centenary preparations and International Soil Forum 2003-present

  • IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas & Protected Areas Programme consultant on management structure and operation 1998

  • Liverpool University - SWIMMER Institute advisor on institutional development 2005-7

  • Public Local Inquiry Beauly-Denny electricity transmission line: expert witness for Landscape Group objectors 2007.

COMMITTEES
  • British Association for the Advancement of Science - President Geology Section 2001

  • Eglinton Management Centre - Reinventing Management Steering Committee 1998-99

  • Executive NDPB Forum in Scotland - Founder and Chair 1999-2002

  • Institute of Contemporary Scotland - Founding Fellow 1999; Member Environment Committee 2000-2002

  • IUCN: The World Conservation Union - Chair UK National Committee 1999-2002;

  • The Royal Society of Edinburgh Inquiry into Energy Issues for Scotland : Secretary and lead author 2005-07

  • Royal Society of Edinburgh Inquiry into Scotland 's Hills and Islands : Secretary 2007-2008

  • Research Assessment Exercise 2001 - Member User Panel for Geography

  • Scottish Association of Geography Teachers - Honorary President 1992-94

  • Scottish Association of Marine Science - Council Member 1996 – 2005

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
  • Crichton Carbon Centre: Director 2009-2014

  • National Trust for Scotland - Life Member; SNH representative on Council 1992-2002; Elected Council member 1999-2004; Elected Executive Committee member 2003-2004; Elected Board member 2004-2008; Convenor Conservation Committee 2004-2008; Elected member of Council 2006-2010

  • Fieldfare International Ecological Development plc - Director and Board member 2003-Present

  • Plantlife International - Elected Board Member and Trustee 2001-2010; Vice Chairman 2005 – 2007; Chairman 2007-2010

  • Scottish Agricultural College - Member Group Board 2002-2010; Trustee of operating companies 2002-2010; Chair Care and Protection of the Environment Committee 2003-2007; Chair Student Liaison Committees 2003-2010; Member Finance & General Purposes Committee 2003-2007; Member Audit Committee 2007-2010

  • Sibthorp Trust Board member 1999-2002, Roger Crofts completes 10 years as Chair of the Sibthorp Trust - December 2013

PATRON
  • Scottish Association of Geography Teachers 2002-present

 

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