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Lorna Jack

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Since February 2019, Lorna has been Chair of the Highlands & Islands Airports Limited, a Scottish Government owned company which runs 11 airports including Inverness and Dundee, having served as a Non-Executive Director and Audit committee Chair from 2014 to 2018. In November 2023 she was appointed to the advisory board of the Isle of Man Airport by the Isle of Man Government.

She is also Chair of Opulus Financial, a private sector company offering accountancy and tax services, through a network of businesses they own across Scotland.

She is also the Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of the Netherlands covering Scotland, connecting businesses and organisations between both countries, keeping the Embassy in London updated on important Scottish developments and helping Dutch citizens in emergency situations.

Lorna was Chief Executive of the Law Society of Scotland, the professional body of 12,200 Scottish Solicitors until December 2021. During her time there she led the Society’s staff team in delivering a programme of transformation and modernisation.

She previously served on the Court of Aberdeen University (2017-2019) and was a founding Trustee and Treasurer of McConnell International Foundation for a decade.

Lorna is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, and a graduate of the University of Aberdeen.

Lorna’s reappointment runs from 4 November 2023 to 3 November 2026.

Register of interests

1. Remunerated directorships.

Non-Executive Chair, Highlands & Islands Airports Ltd (inc. Dundee Airports Ltd and AMSL Ltd) — group which runs 11 airports in Scotland.

Non-Executive Chair, Opulus Financial Holdings Ltd — group which provides accountancy and other professional services.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession or other activity.

Non-Executive Member of Isle of Man Airport Advisory Board.

3. Clients connected with the further and/or higher education sector or other aspects of the Council’s business.


4. Significant gifts or hospitality arising from Board or Committee membership. (To be reported as soon as reasonably practical).


5. Significant shareholdings in a public company where the value is more than 1% of the total issued share value of the company.


6. Significant shareholdings in a private company which might give rise to a conflict of interest or trust.


7. Public activity in support of a political party within the previous five years.


8. Miscellaneous, for example, unremunerated posts, honorary positions and other connections which might give rise to a conflict of interest or trust.

Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Scotland.

Secretary of the Consular Corps in Scotland.

9. Relevant and known interests of spouse, partner and close family.


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