New Member appointed to HIAL Board

A new non-executive director has been appointed to the Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) Board. Lynne Clow will join the HIAL Board on 1 March 2022 and will serve for a three-year period.

Having graduated from Strathclyde University, Lynne started her career in the financial sector working for Standard Life before moving to the then Deutsche Bank where she progressed within the HR profession.  Lynne is an experienced senior executive with extensive experience of working with trade unions and works councils, globally and in the UK.  Lynne worked in the technology industry with Digital Bridges before returning to Standard Life as the Head of HR for the International Business and the Group Corporate Centre.  She then moved into manufacturing, taking up the role of HR Director and Chief Operating Officer at Havelock Europa PLC and is currently Senior Vice President, HR and Shared Services for Deutag, an Oil and Gas company. 

Speaking on her appointment Lynne said:  “I’m pleased to be appointed to the HIAL Board and am thrilled that my first board meeting will be in Kirkwall on 1 and 2 March and I will be able to meet the team there.  Having family origins in the Western Isles and the Highlands, I feel I am a Highlander at heart and look forward to relocating to our renovated farmhouse near Ullapool soon.” 

Chairwoman Lorna Jack said: “I’m delighted to welcome such a highly experienced individual to our board. Lynne’s considerable experience, skills and breadth of knowledge will complement our existing membership and contribute significantly to HIAL’s future strategic direction.  I look forward to working with her as we deliver our Strategic and Covid-19 recovery plan.

“Lynne replaces the skills and experiences of Jim McLaughlin, a long standing non-executive director of the Board.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jim for his contribution and positive impact as a HIAL group board member over the years, having served as an Audit Committee member and as Interim Audit Committee Chair during his time with HIAL.”

You can view the full announcement on the Scottish Government website.

Published: 25th February 2022