Sally Spence

European Project Manager, Shetland Islands Council

As the Council’s European Project Manager, Sally’s role covers a breadth of EU affairs of relevance to the local authority. This includes managing Council participation and input into a number of regional and EU Committees and forums.

She is the Council’s representative on the Highlands and Islands European Partnership (HIEP) whose remit includes monitoring the implementation of EU regional funding programmes (including Leader) and making appropriate representation within regional governance structures. HIEP also aims to influence the development of EU policies of strategic interest to the Highlands and Islands.

Sally also managed the European Fisheries Fund 2007-13 Axis 4 local funding programme for Shetland, including the Fisheries Local Action Group.