Staff Team

Scottish Rural Action's staff team is responsible for the organisation's operations.

Artemis Pana

National Co-ordinator
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Artemis joined SRA in April 2020.

Originally from Greece, Artemis moved to Scotland in 1995 and feels very lucky to call the Isle of Raasay her home. She has worked for a major funder, the Scottish Government and several charities in the fields of equalities, homelessness and addictions. For a while she was self-employed, supporting youth participation projects in Scotland and across Europe.

Artemis helps run a small playgroup in Portree and is Treasurer of the Raasay Development Trust. She has recently gained a Masters in Sustainable Rural Communities from the University of the Highlands and Islands.

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Barbara Grieve

Finance and Administration Officer
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Barbara joined SRA in 2018. Originally from Greater London, Barbara moved to Scotland in 1999.  She has worked for both large and small companies in an administrative capacity.  For the last decade she has been raising a family and helping her husband grow his catering business.

She is currently studying for a Masters in Mediation and Conflict Resolution.

Esme Leitch

Communications & Engagement Officer
Esme Leitch

Esme was born in Brighton but moved to the Highlands aged nine with her parents in search of the good life. Luckily, they found it and Esme spent the best years of her youth in rural Lochaber where she started her career by landing a job in community radio. Since then she has worked in Youth Participation in Highland and internationally, community and youth theatre, and with survivors of sexual violence as a Rape Crisis Advocacy Worker. She is currently training to be a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist and like most millennials, has a side hustle which is Bad Gals Book Club, an online feminist book club she co-founded alongside some of her fellow committee members from the Young Women Lead Scottish Parliamentary Committee. Esme freelances as a writer and after completing her first half marathon in 2020, aspires to complete a full one sometime soon.