HTSI Board

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    Val Gale

    Val is the Chief Executive of CALA (Care and learning Alliance) who offer a wider range of Childhood practice and family support services, she has worked within the third sector for over 25 years and is committed to the ethos of getting it right for every citizen.  As a former Human Resources Manager she has previous experience of staff development and employment legislation.  In her spare time she loves walking, spending time with her family and has a keen interest in Mindfulness.

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    Alex Gilchrist

    Alex is currently the General Manager with Gateway Highland.


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    Cath Wright

    Cath is the Marketing Manager for a local tour operator in the Cairngorms National Park. She has over 15 years’ experience working within hospitality management, starting at a Receptionist level before reaching Operations. She obtained her MBA specialising in marketing leading her to focus her career in the same direction. Cath has first-hand experience of how well-facilitated, peer support groups can be key to recovery.

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    Margaret Somerville (Chair)

    Margaret was Director of Public Health for NHS Highland. She has a passion for the environment and is on the board of the Highland Green Health Partnership. 

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    Judie Holliday 

    Judie is the Area Education Manager  for the WEA in the Highlands and Islands. 

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    Elaine Fetherston

    Elaine is executive manager at Inverness Women’s Aid.

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    David Caulfield

    David is currently working with the British Red Cross with a key interest in community support and resilience. He believes the real way to gain happiness is to give it to others. He enjoys hill walking, kayaking and a good Netflix binge. He volunteers with the RNLI and the scouts

Board Member | Highland Third Sector Interface

The Highland Third Sector Interface (HTSI) is an award winning regional development, advocacy and support organisation for community groups, charities and social enterprises in Highland. Anticipating the retirement of three Board Members in the Autumn of 2021 we are looking to recruit new Board members to join an experienced and innovative team.

We are specifically looking to appoint members based on demonstrable experience and skills in one or more of the following areas:

• Legal and Risk Management

• Human resources

• Regional or national governance

• Regional or national level partnership working

• Financial planning and management

• Community Justice

• Political and parliamentary engagement


If you have the skills, interest and time to commit to this developing organisation we would love to hear from you. Please contact our Chief Officer, Mhairi Wylie, for an informal chat, 01349 864289 or email for an information pack and application form

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Salary Voluntary  Hours Approx. half a day per month Location Home / Highland Deadline  5 April

HTSI are looking for new Board Members


HTSI is an independent charity on a mission to support, encourage and inspire work with community groups, clubs, charities and other third sector organisations throughout Highland.

01349 864289
Thorfin House, Bridgend Business Park, Dingwall, IV15 9SL

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The Highland Third Sector Interface is a Scottish Registered Charity SC043521 and a Scottish Registered Company SC425808