A well-known north east financier has been appointed to oversee what’s been described as the “most exciting development on Speyside for many years”. Martin Gibert will officially take up the role of chairman of the Spey Catchment Initiative’s board of trustees next month. As well as a keen fisherman and environmentalist, he co-founded Aberdeen Asset Management in 1983.

Additionally, he’s the chairman of Revolut, Toscafund, the Net Zero Technology Centre and Scottish Golf. His role with the Spey Catchment Initiative will involve overseeing its strategy, governance and financial stewardship. Speaking about his appointment, Martin said: “Atlantic salmon are in crisis, not just here in Scotland but across their whole North Atlantic range. I will be working hard to reverse their fortunes and to restore our rivers to their former glory.”