BAC Staff


The BAC Team

Our team have been delivering fun, practical and safe outdoor learning activities for more than 30 years


Stephens leadership over the last 30 years is underpinned by a range of outdoor pursuit qualifications including International Mountain Leader, Level 3 Coach and RYA Power Boat Instructor Award. Stephen was one of the first Accredited Practitioners of the IOL in Ireland and has completed an MA in Professional Development.

Stephen Dickson

Chief Executive Officer


Trevor provides over thirty years experience within the voluntary sector across a range of disciplines including strategic planning, project management, marketing, fundraising, event management and volunteer development. Trevor is also Centre Manager for Ardaluin Residential Outdoor Learning Centre in Newcastle.

Trevor Kilpatrick

Chief Operating Officer

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Alan Leckey

Centre Manager

Alan is deeply passionate about the outdoors, holding significant experience and qualifications in this field both personally and professionally. Having worked or managed outdoor adventure centres globally, Alan has developed a breadth of knowledge at strategic management level, headed up key significant tourism projects and led groups all over the world.


Office Manager

Fiona Vernon

Fiona is a member of BAC's Senior Management Team and is responsible for the staff and resource planning at BAC. Holding a Bachelor in Economics and Government, with diplomas in Management and Human Relations, Fiona takes a lead role in managing personnel functions within BAC and provides secretarial support to the Board of Directors/Trustees.


Nicola has over 22 years’ experience with BAC. Having gained her Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award with BAC, Nicola has continued to develop a deep passion for the outdoors and holds her Mountain Leader Award, Single Pitch Award and Level II Canoe/Kayak.  Nicola also holds an MA in Disability Studies from the University of Leeds. 

Senior Project Worker

Nicola Campbell


Warrens role is split between Youth Build and the Fairbridge Programme with The Prince's Trust. Combining his love for the outdoors and passion for youth work, Warren has obtained a range of qualifications including Single Pitch Award, Mountain Leader Award, MBLA, Trail Cycle Leader, GNAS Archery Leader, BCU Level 1 Coach and OCN Level 2 Youth Work. 

Senior Instructor 

Warren Campbell


Andrew Craig

DofE Co-ordinator
Adventure Learning Instructor

Andrew has 10 years experience in the outdoor industry, holding qualifications including mountaineering, rock climbing and paddlesports. Harnessing his own passion for the mountains and travelling, Andrew enjoys supervising and coordinating the DofE Open Award at BAC, developing young people in the outdoors through experiential learning and expeditions.


Stephen began his BAC journey by volunteering and later completing the BAC Aspirant Instructor Programme to become a full time member of staff. As he continues to thrive at BAC, Stephen currently holds the position of Resources and Stores Coordinator alongside providing a support role as an activities Instructor.

Resources Co-ordinator

Adventure Learning Instructor

Stephen Ferguson 

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Raymond has been involved with BAC for 25 years in various roles, now a key member of our part time team. Raymond has supported the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Programme for over 30 years, 10 of which have been through BAC. Within this role, Raymond has enjoyed supporting groups on walking and cycling expeditions to Holland and France.

Part Time Adventure Learning Instructor

Raymond Braham


Malcolm is responsible for creating our exciting new adventure learning programmes for schools. A qualified teacher, with over 15 years experience in senior positions within top training institutions, Malcolm is also a qualified Mountain Leader and Climbing Instructor, has a Level 2 in Teaching Orienteering, is a DofE Expedition Supervisor and is currently training with Mourne Mountain Rescue Team. 

Educational Development and Partnerships Co-ordinator

Malcolm Leick

Want to join our amazing Staff Team?

All part-time, full-time and volunteer vacancies are advertised on our homepage.



In additon to our core team we also have an amazing group of outdoor professionals and volunteers  that help on our charity abseils, DofE expeditions and individual sessions. All of our team are highly qualified and trained to deliver adventure activities where safety and fun are our highest priority.