Acting Principal of Lews Castle College appointed

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The Board of Management of Lews Castle College met on Monday 19 September 2011 to discuss arrangements to recruit a new Principal to replace Mr David R Green who retires on 31 December 2011 after 15 years in the role.

The Board agreed to appoint Mr Iain Macmillan, current Director of Finance and Corporate Services, as Acting Principal from 1 January 2012 for a period of six months. These interim arrangements will ensure stability in the operations of the College for the remainder of this academic session, and give the Board time both to consider the implications of proposed Government changes to the post-16 Education Sector and to ensure an orderly process to recruit a new Principal.

As Director of Finance and Corporate Services, Mr Macmillan has been a member of the Senior Management Team of the College for the past 7 years. He has extensive experience of working at senior management level in the public sector in Scotland and England and is highly regarded in UHI circles for his understanding of the significance of the critical role of the new university for the communities of the Highlands and Islands.

Ken Kennedy, Chairman of the Board of Management of Lews Castle College, says: The Board has every confidence that, as Acting Principal, Iain Macmillan will ensure that Lews Castle College fulfils its commitment to meeting the needs of all its stakeholders, both locally and nationally and continues to play its part as a key member of the UHI partnership.