A lawyer with extensive international experience in various sectors has been appointed to the post of inward investment manager with the Caithness and North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership.
Fiona Macpherson (50) who has Caithness connections, is returning to Scotland to take up the two-year contract after spending 20 years working in the USA, latterly with Scottish Development International.
She begins her new job on Monday, (September 22) and succeeds Roy Kirk, who earlier this year became Highlands and Islands Enterprise’s area manager in Caithness and Sutherland.
Mr Kirk said this week: “I am delighted that someone of Fiona’s calibre has been offered and accepted the job of inward investment manager with the Partnership. She has impressive credentials as well as the experience, know-how and overseas contacts to make a real difference in her new job.”
The Caithness and North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership was formed in 2007 to drive forward new initiatives aimed at counteracting the effects of the decommissioning of the Dounreay nuclear plant on the area’s economy.
Originally from Forfar in Angus, Fiona went to Dundee High School before going on to graduate with a degree in Scots Law from Edinburgh University. She worked in the city as a solicitor for seven years before emigrating to the United States.
She initially took up employment as a paralegal and early in her career worked on the island of Maui in Hawaii. She then changed direction into the hospitality industry, working for the Pebble Beach Company in California.