Highlands & Islands

New chairman at Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Scottish ministers have appointed Prof Lorne Crerar as chairman of economic development agency Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

He takes over the post from William Roe.

Prof Crerar is a founding partner and chairman of Scottish commercial law firm Harper Macleod LLP.

He has been a member of the HIE board since April 2008 and is also chairman of the agency's risk and assurance committee.

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