Highlands & Islands

Highlands and Islands Enterprise appoints new chief

A new chief executive has been appointed at Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) following the departure of Sandy Cumming.

Alex Paterson is the agency's director of regional competitiveness and has held a director's post for the past nine years.

He previously worked in the private sector for Esso and Volvo.

Mr Cumming resigned earlier this year and went on to take a temporary job with the Scottish government.

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