Registered charity supporting Wood RecyclAbility to provide opportunities for adults with extra needs and positive change through waste management and recycling

Lewis Sim

Managing Director, Legasea Ltd


Lewis has 31 years of experience in the Oil and Gas Industry, in a variety of roles and subsectors, both onshore and off, this gives him an invaluable insight into the running of the industry. He is an experienced Business Development Manager skilled in Oil & Gas Contract Management, Engineering, and Project Engineering. He has 15 years working in account management and business development roles for companies in the subsea sector.  In 2019 he established LEGASEA to provide an alternative solution to the disposal of perfectly good working equipment. LEGASEA take the unwanted equipment which is due to be scrapped and disassemble it to its core components, these components are refurbished, recertified as new and then reused in the remanufacturing process, all to keep vital production systems online.

Lewis also restores “old skool” bmx bikes in his spare time, early 80’s models, by disassembling, refurbishing and reassembling but unfortunately no longer reusing, they take pride of place in his “wee” collection, he spends a lot of time in the garden in the summer where he spends a lot of it composting, all compostable materials from Legasea end up in Lewis’s several compost heaps.

Gill Reavley



Gill has worked in the offshore industry for more than 25 years, both on and offshore.  Originally a hydrographic surveyor, she has also worked in project management, tendering, HSEQ and managing business systems to improve business efficiency. 

Although she settled in Udny in the late 90s, it is only in more recent years that she has had the time to become more involved in the local community. As well as Friends of Wood RecyclAbility, she works with the Udny Paths Group, helps with the local Health Walks and with Udny Community Trust. She also volunteers with the Ocean Youth Trust Scotland, helping young people to discover their potential through the adventure of sailing. She enjoys travelling, in Scotland as well as further afield, and loves to spend time outdoors, especially sea kayaking. 

Sarah Whitman

Director, MES Ltd

Sarah brings a passion for people, with over 20 years HR experience in the Automotive and Oil and Gas industries and for the last 5 years supporting SME’s as a consultant including organisations supported by Scottish Enterprise, Business Gateway and Highlands and Islands Enterprise. She has a commercial and pragmatic approach to problem solving and is an experienced mediator.

Sarah believes in developing people and was a board member for the North East Scotland Career Ready program between 2013 and 2017, a mentoring and internship program which matches pupils with businesses,  including mentoring a student and delivering development training. Sarah is a keen Scuba Diver and amateur underwater photographer and all her holidays are to locations she can enjoy her hobby. At home she enjoys tapestry, baking and being a foster mum to a very friendly stray cat.

Fiona Smith

Director, Delfinity Ltd


Fiona brings a strong strategy and general business background to Friends of Wood RecyclAbility, having spent almost 30 years delivering practical solutions to strategic, organisational and commercial issues for businesses of all sizes. She currently provides specialist strategy advice to organisations supported by Business Gateway and Highland and Islands Enterprise.

Resident in Tarves for almost 10 years, she is on the board of her local development trust and community council. She is a Trustee of Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action (AVA), Aberdeenshire’s Third Sector Interface. Fiona is also a director of Wood RecyclAbility, strengthening the links and communication between the social enterprise and the SCIO. Downtime is spent pottering in her garden and tending to the extensive and excessive demands of two rescue cats.