2022 AGM: Nomination Statements of each candidate of the trustee election

15 November 2022
John Welburn ABIPP – Address provided
  • A Professional photographer for 63 years
  • A associate of the British Institute of Professional Photography for 53 years
  • A self-employer for 42 years
  • Helper and key holder for the Orphir Community Centre
Trained at:
  • Wednesbury College of Technology
  • Harrow College of Art
  • City and Guilds: Scientific
  • Press Photography – with Eric Hales, Birmingham Post senior Photographer
Main Interests:
  • His family and extended family
  • Friends. His longest known 60 years – he shall see him next year
  • His dog Wizzard and the garden
  • People and acquaintances
  • John Rae and The Hall of Clestrain and all the people who contribute
  • Orkney – 42 years
  • Weather
  • Politics
Andy Golightly – Address provided

Andy has over 20 years’ experience working in regeneration and economic development working for local authorities and externally funded programmes. During that time he has developed excellent communication skills with people at all levels and nationalities and the capacity to build working relationships with a range of people, organisations, partners and institutions. he has very good written communication skills, including the production and editing of reports, minutes, documents, letters, forms and email communications. He also has experience of working with legal / contract documentation including the drafting and negotiation of documents requiring significant attention to detail.

Andy has lived in Orkney (Stenness) for 8 years and whilst in Orkney he has worked for the Kirkwall Townscape Initiative and the North Isles Landscape Partnership and he currently work for Robert Gordon University. He has a BA (Hons) degree in Geography and a Masters Degree in Town Planning.

Meng Wu – Address providedMeng is a professional software engineer, data scientist and transdisciplinary researcher. He graduated from BSc Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence in the first class from the University of Nottingham and MSc Data Science for Cultural Heritage from the University College London. Meng is the head platform developer of the Smarter-Travel Nottingham platform funded by the Nottingham City Council and has created a set of online preventive conservation tools for archives and libraries. He is now a Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) Sustainable Management of UK Marine Resources (SuMMeR) PhD student, working on achieving sustainable fishing, decarbonising fishing activities, preventing the declining of the fishing communities, addressing the housing problems and fuel poverty faced by communities like Stromness by Transition Engineering, Data Science, Software Engineering, Social Science and Life Science. Meng has been the John Rae Society’s voluntary Web Master Since this June, taking care website and IT of the Society.