What we do About us Staff and trustees Keith Cowieson - Director Keith retired from the RAF as a Group Captain after a long and successful career. He then did an important assignment with the Government Olympic Executive for 18 months before joining SBS in 2012. He has been a keen ornithologist all his life and been active in the RAF Ornithological Society (RAFOS) for many years. Keith has considerable knowledge of birds and their conservation issues. He has led a number of RAFOS expeditions to study birds in such places as Svalbard, Arctic Norway, the Hebrides and the Falkland Islands. He has also participated in survey work for the two most recent editions of the BTO Bird Atlas.