About the Directors


All members of Horshader residing in South Shawbost, Dalbeag and Dalmore are entitled and actively encouraged to stand for election at our Annual General Meeting.


The minimum number of directors at any one time is three, with a maximum of eight. No more than two of these can be from Dalmore/Dalbeag, with no more than six from South Shawbost. The directors are elected by Horshader members at the AGM and are subject to retirement by rotation, after which time they are entitled to stand for re-election. All directors have to be proposed and seconded by an ordinary member of the Company who is not a relative or family member.


Any individual wishing to stand for election can download and complete the form below or request a paper copy from the Horshader Office.

Nominations for Director Appointment >>


David Wright   David Wright (Chairman) trained as a mechanical engineer in power generation with South of Scotland Electricity Board, going on to work in various branches of engineering both in the UK and abroad. He moved into management as engineering manager for Pelican Steel Pipes in South Africa and then moved to Venezuela, where he was engineering and special projects manager with SOLTUCA Venezuela. Following his return to the UK, he has held senior managerial positions in beverage can manufacture with Crown Cork and Seal Inc. The latter part of his time in can manufacture was spent as a consultant production engineer with Continental Can International, working on joint ventures, in various world locations. Prior to moving to Lewis, David held an engineering management position within food processing with Grampian Country Foods (Halls) Ltd. He came to South Shawbost in 1997 and has been on the Common Grazings Committee for 12 years, eight of them as clerk. David was head of engineering with Fjord Seafood Scotland Farming Ltd. before retiring due to health problems in 2008, and is currently chair of Horshader Community Development and chair of Energy Cooperative Hebrides. He lives in South Shawbost with his wife Brenda Stewart.
Angus MacArthur   Angus MacArthur, son of a local crofter, has a background in construction. For the last 12 years he has been working in the oil industry, initially as a roustabout, rising to become third in command of a drilling rig. He has been a member of the Dalbeag/Dalmore Grazings Committee for seven years and a member of Horshader Community Development for five years, three of them as a director.
Eileen MacDonald   Eileen MacDonald: Eileen has lived on Lewis since 1982 and worked with local people for all these years, and feels she can contribute to the community with her experience of business and being part of Island life. She advises Horshader is an exciting development and is adding in to the community with opportunities and jobs. She hopes to be able to add value where ever she can, and work with the board to deliver the expectations of the residents in the area.
Donald John Murray   Donald John Murray is the son of a local crofter/weaver. After doing Navigation at Lews Castle College spent his working life at sea as a Radio then Navigating Officer on deep sea vessels and on rigs in the offshore industry Worldwide. Retired last year. Joined Horshader Community Development at the outset and have been a Director since February.
    Catriona Macleod has lived in Shawbost for most of her life. She is a retired primary school teacher. She has been a member of Horshader Community Development since its inception, a member of the project evaluation group for the last few years and became a director this year.


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