31 January 2019

Lorna Jack appointed as HIAL Chair

Appointment announced today

The Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, Michael Matheson MSP, today announced the appointment of Lorna Jack as Chair of the Board of Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL).

“I congratulate Lorna on her appointment as Chair of the Board of Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd on a permanent basis.

“She has performed admirably in the role on an interim basis, helping HIAL continue to deliver for the communities that rely on these vital air links. I look forward to continuing to work with her.”

Speaking following the news of the announcement today, Inglis Lyon, Managing Director said,

“I am delighted that Lorna has been appointed as Chair of HIAL.

“Lorna has been an outstanding Board Member and Interim Chair, as well as a valued colleague for the past five years.

“She has been instrumental in our drive to future-proof the essential service HIAL provides to our local communities and I look forward to working with Lorna and the HIAL Board at this exciting stage in HIAL’s development.”

Lorna is a Chartered Accountant and a graduate of Aberdeen University.

She has served on the Board of Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) as a non-executive Director since March 2014 and chaired its Audit Committee for over three years, until she was invited to take on the Interim Chair role in October 2017.   As Interim Chair she provided strategic leadership to the Board and represented the organisation liaising with key stakeholders.

She remains the Chief Executive of the Law Society of Scotland, the professional body for Scottish Solicitors.  For the past 10 years she has worked in that role with a Council, Board and senior leadership team to deliver an ambitious strategy which is making the Law Society a world-class, more modern and relevant professional body.

Lorna is also an independent member of the court of University of Aberdeen and a member of its Governance and Nominations Committee and a Trustee and Treasurer of the McConnell International Foundation.

For further information, please see https://www.transport.gov.scot/news/appointment-of-the-chair-of-the-board-of-highlands-and-islands-airports-limited/