Our Board

The HIE Board has overall responsibility for ensuring that HIE fulfils its statutory duties and the aims and objectives set out by the Scottish Government. For more details take a look at the Scottish Government Economic Strategy published in November 2011. The Board has specific responsibility for approving HIE's operating plan, and ensuring that the Scottish Government has thorough arrangements for appraising, monitoring and evaluating these targets.

HIE Board members adhere to the HIE Code of Conduct which sets out expectations of those who serve on the board and the way in which they should conduct themselves in undertaking their duties for HIE. The Ethical Standards in Public Life (Scotland) Act 2000 established the Standards Commission for Scotland to oversee these arrangements and provide guidance for all Scottish public bodies.

The HIE Board has two committees, the Remuneration Committee and the Risk and Assurance Committee (formerly the Audit Committee). Minutes of the Board and the Risk and Assurance Committee are available to download here

All board members

Professor Lorne Crerar

Chair of HIE

Lorne joined the Board of HIE in April 2008 and was appointed Chairman in March 2012.

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Amanda Bryan

Board member

Amanda joined the HIE Board in April 2016.

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Alistair Dodds CBE

Deputy Chair of HIE

Alistair joined the Board of HIE in April 2014.

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Charlotte Wright

Chief Executive

Charlotte Wright is Chief Executive of Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

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Angus Campbell

Board member

Angus Campbell joined the HIE Board in September 2018.

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Paddy Crerar CBE

Board member

Paddy joined the Board of HIE in April 2014.

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Ailsa Gray

Board member

Ailsa joined the HIE Board in April 2016.

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Donald MacRae OBE

Board member

Donald joined the Board of HIE in April 2014.

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Robert McIntosh CBE

Board member

Robert joined the Board of HIE in April 2016.

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Freda Newton

Board member

Freda Newton joined the HIE Board in September 2018.

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Belinda Oldfield

Board member

Belinda joined the Board of HIE in April 2016.

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Calum Ross

Board member

Calum Ross joined the HIE Board in September 2018.

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