Our Leadership Team

Our leadership is made up of seven directors and is chaired by our chief executive, Stuart Black.

Front of HIE's building on Inverness Campus

Leadership team

Our leadership is made up of seven directors and is chaired by our chief executive, Stuart Black. A profile of each, including their registers of interests, can be seen below. 

The team meet most weeks to discuss and decide on policy matters, strategic issues and key projects. They review organisational performance against priorities and budgets, as well as approving all proposals going to HIE Board meetings.

Staff salaries

In the interests of greater transparency across the public sector in Scotland, we disclose salary levels of the senior leadership team.

Find out more about our Leadership team

View the profiles and professional biographies of our senior management team.

Sandra Dunbar

Sandra is our Director of Business Improvement and Internal Audit

Rachel Hunter

Rachel is our Director of Enterprise and Community Support

Martin Johnson

Martin is our Director of Strategy and Regional Economy

Nick Kenton

Nick is our Director of Finance and Corporate Services

David Oxley

David is our Director of Strategic Projects

Related documents

Register of Interests

As part of our Code of Conduct for Board members and our senior leadership team, we publish a register of interests. The most up to date is available below.

Leadership team personal register of interests - updated April 2024

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