About us

The group is run by a Management Board, Chairperson and Secretariat.

A Management Board of no more than nine member organisations, elected by its members, directs VSG. A minimum of five are needed at management meetings to enable decisions to be made on behalf of VSG as a whole. Member organisations are elected to the management board for a three year term but can stand for re-election each time. Three positions on the management board will be elected in December each year.



Vincent McAlinden

Vincent McAlinden is Access & Conservation Committee Member at Mountaineering Ireland


Tony Wafer

Tony Wafer is Senior Water Safety Partner at RNLI


Dave Liddy

Dave is the Visitor Management Advisor at Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru / Natural Resources Wales


Ken Dodd (Chairperson)

Ken is the current Chairperson of VSG and director of Ken Dodd Associates Ltd.


Adele Masztalerz

Adele is Head of Safety Management at Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust


VSG Secretariat

The role of Secretariat is currently a position held by the team from Outdoor Recreation NI.