Dear University of the Highlands and Islands,
Could you please provide me with the following equalities information under Freedom of Information Scotland Act about members of your senior management team and executive directors from 2015-2020:
Re: Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – Request for Information
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Corporate Governance Officer
Oifigear Riaghlaidh Corporra
DDI / Fòn: +44 (0) 1847 889380
University of the Highlands and Islands, Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5SQ Oilthigh na Gàidhealtachd agus nan Eilean, Slighe Nis, Inbhir Nis IV3 5SQ
Pròiseact crannchuir Coimisean nam Mìle Bliadhna. Na companaidh earranta clàraichte ann an Alba, Àireamh 148203. Àireamh Carthannas Albannach Clàraichte SC022228. Oifis chlàraichte 12b Slighe Nis, Inbhir Nis, Alba, IV3 5SQ A Millennium Commission lottery project. A limited company registered in Scotland no. 148203. Scottish charity no. SC022228. Registered office: 12B, Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5SQ.
I refer to your request for information received on 26th November 2020 relating to senior management and executive director equalities (request number 118).
Please provide me with the following equalities information under Freedom of Information Scotland Act about members of your senior management team and executive directors from 2015-2020:
Please be advised that we do not hold all of the information that you have requested. The information that we do hold is provided below in an anonymised format.
The data provided relates to individuals appointed to the role of Principal and Vice Chancellor between 2015 and 2020. This role is an ex officio member of the University Court and a director of the University as registered with Companies House - an executive director.
In addition we have provided data for members of the University's senior management who are "in attendance" at meetings of the University Court and including the University Secretary.
We do not hold the requested data for individuals who have been seconded into senior management roles from other bodies/academic partners.
Seconded senior managers include:
Vice Principal - Further Education (2016-17) - secondment from Shetland College UHI
Vice Principal - Further Education (2020) - secondment from Scottish Funding Council
Vice Principal - Tertiary - secondment from West Highland College UHI
Vice Principal - International - secondment from North Highland College UHI
Vice Principal - Strategic Harmonisation & Operational Efficiencies (2017-18) - secondment from Lews Castle College UHI
Accordingly the data set that we do hold is very small and it is necessary for us to anonymise the information requested in accordance with our data protection obligations.
Data provided relates to six individuals employed by the University in the years 2015 - 2019 and five in 2020.
Please note that we do not hold any gender identity data that is relevant to your request.
Sex Gender identity Age range Ethnicity Nationality
Male Female 51-60 61-70 White British British
2015 5 1 n/a 5 1 6 6
2016 5 1 n/a 5 1 6 6
2017 4 2 n/a 5 1 6 6
2018 4 2 n/a 5 1 6 6
2019 4 2 n/a 5 1 6 6
2020 3 2 n/a 4 1 5 5
Please note that the University of the Highlands and Islands operates as a collegiate federal partnership comprising of thirteen independent further and higher education colleges, specialist colleges and research institutions. A list of contact details for our partner organisations is available at http://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/campuses and further information about the University is available online at http://www.uhi.ac.uk/en
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Roger Sendall MSc ACIS MAUA
Director of Corporate Governance | Stiùiriche Riaghlaidh
University of the Highlands and Islands, Executive Office, Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5SQ
Oilthigh na Gàidhealtachd agus nan Eilean, Oifis Stiùridh,Slighe a Nis, Inbhir Nis IV3 5SQ
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Email: [email address] | Web: www.uhi.ac.uk
A Millennium Commission lottery project. A limited company registered in Scotland No 148203. Recognised Scottish Charity No. SC022228.
Registered office: 12b Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5SQ
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