Board of Management
Hughie Donaldson – Chairperson
Hughie has enjoyed a varied career, working in the merchant navy, shipbuilding, mining, engineering, fishing and crofting before being appointed in 1999 as the Co-ordinator of Initiative at the Edge, as Scottish Government programme for remote rural areas. Since 2005 Hughie has been employed by Highlands & Islands Enterprise as is now Development Manager in its Community Assets Sector. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Social Science Housing Studies and is a Corporate Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CMCIH). Hughie joined LHA’s Board in 2003, was elected its Treasurer in 2007 and was our Vice-Chair from 2102 to 2015, when he was elected as Chairperson.
Andrew Carr -Vice-Chairperson
Andrew graduated in 2002 from Edinburgh University with a degree in Scots Law (LLB), and has worked in finance for the Crannog Group of companies since 2004. Andrew is also Chairperson of Highland Communities Credit Union and held the Treasurer’s position with Mallaig Community Council from 2008 to 2011. In 2016 he was appointed as company secretary at the Morar Community Trust. Andrew joined LHA’s Board in 2013 and was elected as our Vice-Chairperson in 2015.
Alex Farquhar- Secretary
Alex has been a Manager in the Building Supply Industry since 1990. He is a graduate in Earth and Environmental Science from Stirling University. Alex is a published landscape photographer and Member of the Fort William Photographic Society. He is also serves on Fort William’s Community Council, and is Chair of the Nevis Partnership. Alex came on to LHA’s Board in 2009 and was our Treasurer and Audit Sub-Committee Chair from 2012 to 2016.
Jenni Hodgson – Treasurer
Jenni worked within Older People’s Services of Highland Council and then Argyll and Bute Council from 1988 to 2017 and has a degree in Health & Social Care. She joined LHA in 2015 and is also a board member of Lochaber Care and Repair. Jenni was elected as our Treasurer in 2018.
Co-opted Board Members
Cllr Denis Rixson