Highlands & Islands Committee
Interim Chairman: David Wilkinson
The last month has seen the appointment of David Wilkinson as Interim Chair for the Highlands & Islands, taking over from Paul Houlden whose business has taken him to Argyll!
Our objective is to increase the activity for the at times far flung region ensuring the IoD is actively engaged in delivering for all the Highland region members and working in cooperation with local organisations to help grow the Highland economy.
The first Leadership Dinner was run on 28th May in Inverness in conjunction with Lydia Rohmer (Principal West Highland College UHI), where Sir Peter Housden (Scotland’s Permanent Secretary to the Scottish Government) was Guest of Honour-a busy evening with a gathering spread across all organisations including commercial, third sector and support agencies.
An email has gone to all the IoD Highland members where we have email addresses- advising of the new appointments. It can’t all happen at once. But be very certain the IoD’s role will grow in the Highlands both for and with members and to help benefit the overall economy.