HIAL announce board now has gender equality

HIAL has published its first Board gender representation report which reveals the organisation has made progress in addressing the under-representation of women in public bodies. HIAL’s Board is now made up of an equal number of men and women.

By John A. MacInnes
Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 9:32 am
Lorna Jack, chair of the HIAL board
Lorna Jack, chair of the HIAL board

HIAL chair Lorna Jack, said: “Across all aspects of society, women have an invaluable contribution to make and it is important that they have equal opportunity to undertake strategic roles in public bodies.

“Having 50 per cent of the HIAL Board made up of women is a significant step in our journey to achieving a diverse Board membership and we welcome applications from individuals, of all gender identifications and from under-represented backgrounds, for any future vacancies on our Board.”

The Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018 sets a gender representative objective that a Board should have a minimum of 50 per cent of non-executive members who are women.

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The HIAL Board is currently made up of eight members, two executive and six non-executive members and both groups achieve this gender balance.

The female Board members are: Lorna Jack, Loraine Strachan, Isabel Todenhoefer, and Johanna Wallace,

The full report is published on HIAL’s website www.HIAL.co.uk

Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) is responsible for the management and operation of 11 regional airports serving some of the nation’s remotest communities: at Barra, Benbecula, Campbeltown, Dundee, Inverness, Islay, Kirkwall, Stornoway, Sumburgh, Tiree and Wick John O’Groats.