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Who's who?


Partnership Director

Eric Guthrie took up post as Partnership Director on 17th July 2006. He has over 30 years experience in transport, most of this in the fields of public transport coordination and transportation with local government. Most recently he was employed as Head of Transportation with Aberdeenshire Council, from March 2000 until his appointment with Tactran.

As the Partnership's Chief Officer, Eric is responsible for ensuring that the Partnership meets all of its statutory duties and for managing the Partnership and its resources.

Senior Partnership Manager

Niall Gardiner took up the post of Senior Partnership Manager on 1st May 2016.  He was previously Tactran's Projects Manager from 29th October 2007. Niall joined tactran from Dundee City Council and has over 27 years experience working in Transportation with Tayside Regional Council and Dundee City Council. Niall is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and has a MSc in Transportation Engineering from Napier University.

Regional Cycle Training & Development Officer

Marianne Scott took up the post of Regional Cycling Training and Development Officer in conjunction with Cycling Scotland in June 2016.

Office Manager / PA to Director

Ashley Roger took up the post of Office Manager / PA to Director on 29th January 2007. Ashley joined Tactran from the private sector and has 15 years office management / PA experience.

Councillor Members

The Tactran Board includes 10 Councillor Members from the four constituent Councils. The members that have been elected to date are:

Angus Council

Provost Ronnie Proctor Cllr Bill Duff


Dundee City Council

Cllr Will Dawson Cllr Brian Gordon (Chair) Cllr Lynne Short


Perth & Kinross Council

Cllr Alasdair Bailey Cllr Bob Brawn Cllr Andrew Parrott


Stirling Council

Cllr Danny Gibson Cllr Evelyn Tweed


The Current Council appointments are for 4 years until the next Council elections in 2021.

Non-Councillor Members

The Minister for Transport has also endorsed the appointment of five Non-Councillor Members:


Mark Craske
NHS Forth Valley




Doug Fleming (Vice Chair)

Doug recently retired from the bus industry. He was most recently employed as Managing Director of Stagecoach East Scotland and formerly General Manager of Travel Dundee.



Gavin Roser

Gavin has 40 years of transport experience and he is well known for lateral vision in all modes of freight transport. He comes from a background of senior appointments with road, rail and shipping companies.

David Scotney

David Scotney

David has spent over 40 years working in transport research, planning, engineering and management, This was primarily with local authorities, but latterly has encompassed consultancies and academia. He at present works part-time as a Research Fellow at the Transport Research Institute at Edinburgh Napier University.




Trudi Craggs




Tactran Register of Interests

Advisors / Observers

The Transport Act enables Regional Transport Partnerships to appoint advisors/observers, to assist the work of the Partnerships. Tactran currently has one appointed advisor.

TAYplan Development Manager

The Strategic Development Manager for TAYplan, the Development Planning Authority for Dundee City, Perth & Kinross, Angus and North Fife.

Sustrans Infrastructure Partnership Manager

The Infrastrucure Partnership Manager for Sustrans, Sustrans is a leading charity enabling people to choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys.