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01/09/2017

CalMac appoints chair of Community Board

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.

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.

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Notes to Editors

1) Mr Campbell was born in Stornoway and had an early career in the Merchant Navy before returning to Lewis to run his own business.  He was closely involved in local politics becoming a local councillor in 1999 going on to be leader of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar between 2008 and 2017.

2) For details of the Board's full terms of reference visit https://www.calmac.co.uk/community-board

3) Caledonian MacBrayne and CalMac are trading names of CalMac Ferries Ltd (CFL). Caledonian MacBrayne , CalMac and the lion rampant device are registered trademarks of Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL)and are used under licence by CalMac Ferries Ltd.

David Cannon
Group Public Affairs Manager
David MacBrayne Group

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