Lewis businessman, Angus Campbell, has been appointed Chair of CalMac’s new Community
Board, which the ferry operator is creating to provide a voice of the communities
on strategic issues.
The creation of the Board was part of CalMac’s successful bid to operate west coast
ferry services for the next 8 years, along with the appointment of Brian Fulton as
Director of Community and Stakeholder Engagement.
Brian Fulton said: “Securing the right chair is a key milestone in the development
of the community board and, with Angus’ assistance, will now look to appoint 12 board
members. We have been delighted by the calibre of applications for both the chair
and board memberships and are on track to have everything in place for the first
board meeting in October.”
Angus Campbell said: “I am delighted to be given the opportunity to chair the new
community board. This initiative will enhance communication between the company and
the communities it serves and will bring wider benefits to all. I look forward to
working with the new board members to ensure we reach into all parts of our geography
and all areas of interest to our communities.”
The chair is an independent, paid, post. The community board will meet twice a year
and be separate from the David MacBrayne Board with secretariat services provided
by CalMac’s Community and Stakeholder Engagement Directorate. CalMac will not be
represented on the Community Board.