Highlands development agency appoints new heid bummer for energy

Audrey MacIver
Audrey MacIver; Photography John Paul/HIE

Highlands and Islands Enterprise has promoted internal candidate Audrey MacIver as its heid bummer* for energy and low carbon.

She replaces Calum Davidson, who has retired after more than 30 years with the quango.

Her portfolio includes contributing to the growth in the energy and low carbon sector, covering oil and gas (including decommissioning), renewables and the low carbon economy.

A graduate in agriculture and economics from Aberdeen University, she joined the agency in 1993.

MacIver said: “There will be significant opportunities for businesses and communities across the Highlands and Islands to secure direct benefits from the energy and low carbon sector, particularly in emerging areas of marine energy and oil and gas decommissioning, and in responding to increasing opportunities arising from greater energy efficiency and more flexible supply.”

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**The Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

  1. Bummer1practice quite common on such occasions. Comb.: heidbummer, head-, manager, overseer; prominent 

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