Peter Webber (Chair)
Peter spent a professional career in the broadcast television industry where he ran his own business for over 20 years.
He has restored classic and vintage cars since his teens and has renovated various properties over the last 15 years. Peter joined the museum in 2014 and worked on the final stages of the Market Mews premises prior to the museum opening. He has been Chairman since September 2019, and is committed to a future with sustainable transport and an environment that regenerates nature rather than plundering it.
Wendy Maltman (Vice Chair)
Wendy is a graphic design graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art. An early career with some of Scotland’s leading agencies inspired her to set up her own business, The Malting House Design Studio, in 2003. The studio offers a professional graphic design and marketing service to a wide range of businesses, charities and organisations including National Trust for Scotland, Whitehead Railway museum and the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum. Wendy is a Fellow of the RSA, a Burgess of the City of Dundee and Past president of the Association of Scottish Businesswomen. She is also a member of the Museums Association and the Rotary Club of Dundee. Wendy has been a Trustee of the Museum of Transport since 2018.
Ian Manson (Secretary)
Ian was born in Edinburgh and graduated from the University of Dundee with a law degree. He then worked as a solicitor in the energy industry becoming Legal Director of SSE for 15 years before retiring in 2015. He is a member of the 749 Club which owns four vintage buses. These are stored at Dundee Museum of Transport and are regularly on display at local events and shows. He joined Dundee Museum of Transport as a Trustee in 2017 and took on the role of Secretary in 2018.
Derek Simpson (Acting Treasurer)
In October 2017, Derek took voluntary redundancy from TSB Bank where he had held the position of Senior Network Risk Manager, responsible for risk management in the Scottish Branch Network for the previous 16 years. After 40 years Derek felt it was time for a change to pursue other interests and immediately became a trustee and initially the treasurer of Dundee Museum of Transport. At the start of 2019 he gave up the treasurer role to concentrate on writing a book on the history of Dundee’s buses after the trams disappeared which was published in 2020 to critical acclaim. This whetted Derek’s appetite and the follow up book is currently being written. That said, he prefers to think of himself as a transport historian (DC Thomson have called him that so it must be ok!) rather than a bus enthusiast or spotter as he have neither an anorak or a note book.
Being adaptable at the museum is a key skill and whilst at present Derek looks after the finances he also has responsibility for visitor services and volunteers. Derek feels that his visitor services role is critical to ensuring that visitors to the museum get a 5-Star experience.
A proud Dundonian, married to Heather for 36 years, Derek has one grown up daughter, two grandchildren and two Yorkshire Terriers that all keep him very busy.
In normal times he enjoys foreign holidays, walking and music from the 70s & 80s.
Donald Ridgway (Trustee)
Donald was involved in J&E Transport Ltd where he worked as a Fleet Engineer, Depot Manager and General Manager from 1965 to 1973. During 1973 to 2005 he worked as the operation director, managing director and chairman of P S Ridgway Ltd. He was also a director of Dundee United Football Club from 1999 to 2004 and Hillcrest Group from 2004 to 2015. He was Chair or Hillcrest Maintenance from 2016 to 2020. Donald was a founding member of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers in the Tayside area and is a member of several organisations such as East India Club in London, the Confrerie de Chevaliers, the Dundee Weavers Craft and Transport Association of Scotland. His personal interests are Golf, Photography, Travel and Football.
Alex Couper (Trustee)
Alex is a retired professional photographer with 50 years experience. An early career with DC Thomson led to starting his own business in 1966 with a focus on the industrial and architectural sectors. This gave him insight to the need for conservation and restoration, and began a lifelong interest in the subject.
His role as Deacon Convener of the Nine Incorporated Trades, and former Deacon Convener or the Dyer Craft, led him to further local historical research, and to joining the steering committee that brought RRS Discovery to Dundee. Alex was also instrumental in bringing the successful Motor Shows to Dundee staged by Claverhouse Rotary Club, raising thousands of pounds for local charities.
Samantha Walker (Trustee)
Samantha graduated with a first-class BA Hons History degree in 2011 from the University of Dundee. After a 12 month internship at the Black Watch Castle and Museum, she worked with the Black Watch during their major capital redevelopment project. In 2013, Samantha took up the post of Curator at the St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum and from 2015 to 2016 she chaired the Fife Museums Forum. Between 2016 and 2019, Samantha was employed as Museum manager Dundee Museum of Transport. She became a Trustee in November 2019. Samantha is also involved with the Abertay Historical society, formerly as Treasurer and currently as Honorary Editor. She is a member of the Scottish Museums Forum and Museums Association.
Graeme Keillor (Trustee)
Graeme is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Project Manager with over 40 years’ experience in the local construction industry. This included overseeing the renovation and conversion of traditional and historic buildings, along with the construction of new sustainable housing and offices. He has been employed by Hillcrest Homes for the past 25 years in various Project Management roles and has recently acted as the Head of Hillcrest maintenance. His passion for vehicles, in particular cars, stems from his youth helping his uncle repair and renovate cars in his body shop while at university in the 1970s. Graeme has a specific love of Minis, both classic and new. He joined Dundee Museum of transport as a Trustee in June 2019.
Colin Milne (Trustee)
Colin left school in 1975 and joined Wm Low and Co as a trainee accountant. The lure of the open road looked more exciting so in October 1977 he travelled down to Ayrshire to sell workshop consumables. Since that time Colin has worked in Ayrshire every Monday to Wednesday and in Angus and Dundee every Thursday to Saturday. Over the last 44 years he has covered some 2.4 million miles but more importantly over that time he has literally made hundreds of contacts in the agricultural and transport related businesses.
When he was a child, each evening Colin would stand at the top of Buttars Loan watching all the lorries go by and hoped that one day he would have his own collection of vehicles. And, he does now have his own small collection.
Kim Adamson (Trustee)
Kim has over 25 years' experience working In Dundee's tourist sector and has spent 17 years with Dundee Heritage Trust. She has considerable experience in marketing, communication and budget management. Having worked for Dundee Heritage Trust for over 17 years, Kim has been involved in a number of projects and lead on the marketing for the organisation, the only registered charity in Scotland to operate two five star graded visitor attractions. Her role was extensive and company-wide working with all departments to ensure that they maximised every promotional and commercial opportunity available. Kim oversaw successful PR campaigns and a recent rebranding exercise at DHT.
Neil Gellatly (Trustee)
As Dundee City Council’s Head of Roads and Transportation Neil oversaw many major capital investment schemes and behaviour change projects. Transportation policy was set through sound partnership working between officials and politicians wanting to push the agenda.
Day to day the core task was making the city tick along and accommodate growth for the future. This included great public transport (50% population don’t have daily access to private transport), active travel, road safety, network management, roads maintenance, parking, traffic orders, street lighting, urban traffic control / intelligent traffic systems, school transport, fleet operations, project management, future planning, supporting city region, advisors and licensing support. It is a great job for a very proud Dundonian with a love for good transport (Neil was born to be the Fat Controller!). But being a scientist and wanting to help reduce the environmental impact of transport, he was always looking at new ways to improve sustainable mobility and this was the start of a decade of working with amazing people that brought Dundee to forefront of the Fuels of the Future.