Board of Management
Andrew Carr – Chairperson
Andrew graduated in 2002 from Edinburgh University with a degree in Scots Law (LLB), has worked for the Crannog Group of companies since 2004, and is co-owner of Lochaber Larder. Andrew has previously served as Chairperson of Highland Communities Credit Union, Treasurer of the Friends of the Macintosh Centre (Mallaig) and Treasurer of Mallaig Community Council. In 2016 he was appointed as company secretary for Morar Community Trust.
Andrew joined LHA’s Board in 2013, was elected as our Vice-Chairperson in 2015 and elected as Chairperson in 2020.
May Tosh – Vice-Chairperson
May’s career began in hospitality, gaining qualifications at an early age in Hotel Management and Book-keeping and then moved to work in local government. Following a career break to bring up her family, May joined a small housing association as Finance Officer where she was instrumental in developing systems to assist with the management of a large housing development programme before being promoted to the post of Corporate Services Manager. May is now retired and she and her husband enjoy travelling. Her other passion is genealogy.
May started her involvement at the LHA Group as a Board member of LHAPS in 2015. She became a Board member at LHA in 2019 and was elected Vice-Chair in 2020.
Jacqui Wight – Secretary
Jacqui is a solicitor.
Jenni Hodgson – Treasurer
Jenni is a retired Local Government Officer (Social Work Team Leader)
Di Alexander – When working for Shelter Scotland in the 1980s, Di became closely involved in making the case for and setting up the Association. A Board Member since its inception, he served 22 years as Secretary and 5 as Chair. He also set up and ran The Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust (now the Communities Housing Trust), chaired the Rural & Islands Housing Associations Forum twice, and was a Board Member of SFHA. He chaired the Scottish Governments Rural Fuel Poverty Task Force and currently chairs the Highlands & Islands Housing Associations Affordable Warmth group, Inverness, Badenoch & Strathspey CAB and the Highland CABx Partnership.
Cameron Bauer – Cameron is a time-served joiner by trade, working in residential, commercial, and workshop based construction and joinery since 2007, with a background in management and development in the third sector which began in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, as the Construction Manager for a disaster relief non-profit organisation, and continued at various charities and social enterprises in Glasgow on moving to Scotland in 2013. He is currently leading a joinery focused social enterprise project called The Workshop, which operates on the behalf of the Fort William based charity Lochaber Hope. Cameron joined the Board in August 2020, and looks forward to the opportunity to work toward positive impact in our community.
Rosemary Bridge -Rosemary graduated from Strathclyde University and began her career teaching Business Studies in Thurso High School, subsequently moving to Thurso Further Education College as a Senior Lecturer. Following a return to the Lochaber area she taught in Lochaber High School then undertook a conversion course to Primary Education and was Head Teacher in Mallaig and Upper Achintore Primaries for a number of years. In the early 2000’s she took up a position as a Quality Improvement Officer in Lochaber and Skye. Prior to retirement in 2011, she became Area Manager of 100 schools, from Ullapool in the north, to Ardnamurchan in the south and including Skye and the Small Isles.
Catriona Hunter – Retired Lecturer
Co-opted Board Members
Cllr Denis Rixson – Councillor and Retired Teacher