Independent Chair - Caithness and North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership

Ian Ross has been the Independent Chair of the CNSRP since June 2018. He is a past chair of Planning and Economic Development on Highland Council and was also chair of SNH. A Chartered Forester by profession, he is a born and bred Highlander and lives in East Sutherland.

Ian Ross stated, “the CNSRP was created to coordinate an effective response to the restoration of the Dounreay site. Dounreay has made an enormous contribution to the social and economic development of Caithness and North Sutherland area, but it is recognised that the past and current employment levels will change and it is vital we are well placed to manage the inevitable changes.”

Ian added, “This is a time of significant change, challenges and exciting opportunities in Caithness and North Sutherland. The CNSRP has a strong track record of promoting a stronger and more diverse economy across the Partnership area and has been been effective in encouraging national and international links and the delivery of more sustainable growth in our area. This is an attractive area to live, work and invest in and we need to work even harder to continue to promote this message.”