Dr Fiona McIntyre
Dr Fiona McIntyre - Founder and Managing Director
Fiona is founder of Greyhope Bay a charitable organisation that exists to connect and engage communities with our marine world. The project that will breathe new life into Torry Battery through the delivery of dolphin viewing centre, café and community space.
Fiona will present the story of Greyhope Bay and how the development of a unique community amenity sited within a historic monument has created the opportunity to demonstrate sustainable practice through innovative designs and creative solutions that both provides accessibility and minimises impact on the monument.
Greyhope Bay will be operating an off-grid facility created through repurposing shipping containers that will be a demonstrator for new technologies including a bespoke green power system designed and delivered by JCE Energy. Fiona will share how the Greyhope Bay build and facility operations will act as a flagship in sustainable practice, modelling innovation in technology, the circular economy and low-impact behaviours.
Fiona founded Greyhope Bay in late 2016 with the ambition to connect and engage communities with the marine wildlife, environment and heritage on Aberdeen’s doorstep.
Fiona is purpose-driven and leads Greyhope Bay as Managing Director by rooting the project in its core values of community empowerment, collaboration and inspiring change.
Fiona has successfully built a team around her and mobilised a community behind Greyhope Bay.
Fiona is an accomplished social entrepreneur, communicator, strategist and marine research scientist.