Ailsa joined the HIE Board in April 2016.
Ailsa's background is in corporate law. She has had a 20-year career, mostly in the FTSE100, advising boards on corporate law, corporate governance, strategic risk management and business development. Prior to this she worked in London, advising companies raising finance and seeking a listing on the London Stock Exchange.
She obtained Corp certification for her own business based in Ardnamurchan and is currently working with the local community to establish how business can be used to help solve the social and environmental issues facing them. She also set up her own consultancy, Profits with Purpose Limited, and is working with various businesses and stakeholders helping them to build purpose into corporate strategy and developing the wider profits with purpose ecosystem.