Fellow of the Institute of Financial Accountants and in business on the island for 40 years, Norman has been on the HTA Board since 1999. He has served as a local authority councillor and Stornoway Port Authority member and sees the Harris Tweed industry as a sustainable part of the local economy.
Alasdair is the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar representative on the Board. A member of the Highlands & Islands Joint Valuation Board, An Lanntair and advisor to Gearrannan Blackhouse Village, he is committed to developing the language and culture of the Western Isles.
Ian has lived in Lewis since 1983 and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was responsible for Professional Development & Teacher Education at the University of the Highlands and Islands for 15 years. He is also Chair of the Lews Castle College Board.
Catriona worked for the Royal Bank of Scotland, as an office bearer on various clubs and associations and served as a local authority Councillor and on the Western Isles Children’s Panel.
Eilidh works in news journalism for MG Alba. Born in Inverness and raised in Wester Ross, she moved to her father’s native island, Lewis. She studied at Glasgow University and Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and worked for musical artistes including Elton John and Eric Clapton.
Rachel Mackay is a Production Co-ordinator with a Glasgow-based independent TV company. She comes from Stornoway and maintains close links with the island. Rachel's passion is for language, culture and fashion. She is a strong lobbyist for the survival of the Gaelic language and protection of the unique culture of the Outer Hebrides and brings an articulate youth voice to our organisation.
Maggie, from South Dell, is Clerk to the Lord-Lieutenant and a partner with Anderson Macarthur Solicitors in Stornoway. She is a former member of Ness Community Council and Company Director of Galson Community Owned Estate Trust and currently Chair of Iomairt Ghaidhlig Iar Thuath Leodhais.
Angus Maclennan, who hails from the village of Govig on the west side of Harris, is employed by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar as Head Teacher of e-Sgoil (translates as e-School), an innovative digital educational project based here in the Outer Hebrides. Angus brings to the HTA experience of management and leadership, national educational contacts and Gaelic language skills.
Rae is a local authority appointment on the Harris Tweed Authority Board. Prior to his retirement, Rae has enjoyed a long and successful career in sales and marketing within the Harris Tweed® industry over some 40 years. Rae intimately appreciates the importance of the Harris Tweed® sector to the island economy and the importance of high quality promotion of the cloth.