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Company Information

Norman L Macdonald – Chairman

Norman L Macdonald is a Fellow of the Institute of Financial Accountants and has lived and been in business on the island for 40 years. He has served as a local authority councillor and also been a member of the Stornoway Port Authority. He has been on the Board of the Authority since 1999. Seeing the Harris Tweed industry as a sustainable part of the local economy, he views the work of the Harris Tweed Authority in protecting this as vital.

Catriona Stewart

Councillor Catriona Stewart has been a Comhairle nan Eilean Siar representative on the HTA since 2007. Her interests in Harris Tweed and Education helped to facilitate the introduction of the very successful Harris Tweed course into Island Schools. A strong Authority promotes the industry which provides employment throughout our communities.

Ian Maciver

Ian Maciver is a Solicitor in private practice in Stornoway. His mother was a weaver and his father a mill-worker. From 1972 until 1997, he was Secretary to a number of committees involving the principal Harris Tweed Producers. Ian has been a Member of the Board since 2007.

Rhoda Campbell

Rhoda Campbell was born and brought up on Harris and along with her husband owns and manages an award winning 5* self catering business, Blue Reef Cottages. Harris Tweed is steeped in the culture, landscape and history of our islands, and Rhoda feels privileged to be part of an organisation, the aim of which is to safeguard the trademark of this prestigious cloth for future generations. Rhoda joined the Authority in 2009 and with a strong marketing and promotions background has brought this expertise to the Board.

Angela Mackinnon

Angela comes from the Island of Eriskay and has been a Member of the Board since 2002. She lives on the West Side of Lewis and is employed by BBC Radio nan Gaidheal. From her work as a broadcaster and living in a crofting community where weaving plays such an important role, she is encouraged by the contribution of the Harris Tweed industry to the local economy and also the interest shown in it by the younger generation.

Alasdair Macleod

Alasdair has been a Comhairle nan Eilean Siar representative on the Board since June 2012. He is also a Member of the Highlands and Islands Joint Valuation Board , Comunn na Gaidhlig, An Lanntair Arts Centre and an advisor to Gearrannan Blackhouse Village in Carloway. He is committed to developing Gaelic language and the culture of the Western Isles and views the Harris Tweed industry as an intrinsic part of this.

Dr Calum Macleod

Dr Calum Macleod is from the Isle of Harris and was appointed to the HTA in 2008. He lives in Bridge of Allan and is an independent consultant specialising in sustainable rural and regional development. Calum has an academic background in public policy analysis and sees a thriving Harris Tweed industry as making a vital contribution to the sustainable development of the Western Isles.

Jackson Tucker Lynch

Jackson Tucker Lynch was appointed to the board in December 2013. Following completion of his Honours Degree in Visual Communications at Glasgow School of Art, Jackson was employed by the HTA. Since leaving the Authority, and the island to work for the family business in West Wales, he has maintained close contact with the work of the Authority and continues to support staff through providing creative and brand advice, fashion and industry contacts, etc. Jackson has a very strong attachment and passion for the Harris Tweed industry and its continued growth and evolution.

Ian Minty

Ian is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was responsible for Professional Development and Teacher Education at the University of the Highlands and Islands for 15 years until he retired in 2013. He has lived in Lewis since 1983.