Meet the Board



Ian Minty - Chair

I came to the Western Isles in 1983 as Director of the van Leer-funded Proiseact Muinntir nan Eilean (Community Education Project).  Prior to that I had worked in community education and development both in the UK and abroad.  I retired in 2013 after having worked for Lews Castle College and the University of the Highlands and Islands for 20 years.  I was responsible for the introduction of UHI’s first postgraduate degree in 1998, as well as the UHI programme of initial teacher education in both English and Gaelic medium.  I am married, have three children and four grandchildren and live in Stornoway.


Jane Maciver

Jane was born in Stornoway, educated at the Nicolson Institute and graduated in law from Aberdeen University. She practised law in Glasgow and Edinburgh for fourteen years specialising in corporate and commercial law before turning her back on her successful legal career to return to the Islands, where she ran her own business development consultancy and training firm and became an assessor for Investors in People. She also worked in both the public and private sectors on the Island as a Project Manager.Latterly Jane spent almost five years as Chief Executive of Stornoway Port Authority where she helped to develop the business of the port to record levels.  Jane is now making full use of her skills and experience through her own business development company providing a unique mix of both business and personal development advice and assistance to help her clients make a real difference in their businesses and their lives.

Christine Morrison

Biography to follow.

Iain Macmillan

Iain was appointed Principal & Chief Executive of the Lews Castle College UHI in May 2012 having spent the previous 9 years as the College's Director of Finance & Corporate Services.  Iain is a qualified Accountant and came to the College with more than 21 years senior management experience in the Public Sector.

Florence Jansen

Student representative - biography to follow.

Billy Mackinnon

Biography to follow.

Norman Macleod

Biography to follow.

Archie Macdonald

Biography to follow.

Annie Macsween

Biography to follow.

Ian McCulloch

Biography to follow.

Fiona Pearson

Biography to follow.