Board of Management

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The Board of Management is responsible for the management of UHI Shetland. Board members (directors) include independently appointed directors as well as directors appointed by staff and students. Directors have the duties of both company directors and charity trustees.

Board members also serve on one or more of Board's committees.

Information on how UHI Shetland's directors are appointed may be found below.

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David Sandison

Chair

 

Appointed: 9th Sept. 2020

Jane Lewis content Jane Lewis

Jane Lewis

Executive Director

(Principal)

Appointed: 15th July 2020

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Maria Bell

Independent Director

 

Appointed: 17th Feb. 2021

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Chris Bolton

Independent Director

 

Appointed:

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Claire Christey

Independent Director

 

Appointed:

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Simon Clarke

Staff Director

(Teaching Staff)

Appointed: 20th Oct. 2021

Simon Collins content Simon Collins

Simon Collins

Independent Director

(Fishing Industry Nominee)

Appointed: 21st Apr. 2021

Grant Cumming content Grant Cumming

Grant Cumming

Independent Director

(Seafood Industry Nominee)

Appointed: 17th Feb. 2021

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Lauren Doughton

Independent Director

 

Appointed: 15th Jul. 2020

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Rory Gillies

Independent Director

 

Appointed: 17th Feb. 2021

John Goodlad content John Goodlad

John Goodlad

Independent Director

 

Appointed: 15th Jul. 2020

Karen Hall content Karen Hall

Karen Hall

Independent Director

 

Appointed: 15th Jul. 2020

Graeme Howell content Graeme Howell

Graeme Howell

Independent Director

 

Appointed: 15th Jul. 2020

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Angela Sutherland

Staff Director

(Non-Teaching Staff)

Appointed: 20th Oct. 2021

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Lucy Wilson

Independent Director

 

Appointed:

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Student Director

(Local)

Appointed:

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Vacant

Student Director

(Regional)

Appointed:

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Appointment of Board Members

Appointment of Board Members

The appointment of the members of the UHI Shetland Board of Management (directors) is governed by the Articles of Association of Shetland UHI Ltd.

Chair

The chair of the Board is appointed following open (public) recruitment managed by the Board's Search and Nominations Committee.

Executive Director

The principal of UHI Shetland.

Independent (Non-Executive) Directors

Independent (non-executive) directors are appointed following open (public) recruitment managed by the Board's Search and Nominations Committee. In addition, two independent directors with specific experience of the fishing and seafood industries may be nominated by relevant industry associations (Seafood Shetland and the Shetland Fishermen's Association).

(A number of members of the former Transition Board were automatically appointed to the Board of Management as independent directors at its first meeting on 15th July 2020.)

Staff Directors

Two staff directors are elected by staff of UHI Shetland: one by teaching (academic) staff and one by non-teaching (support) staff.

Student Directors

Two student directors are appointed: normally the Regional President (or another regional nominee) and the Shetland Local Depute of the Highlands and Islands Students' Association (HISA).