Mhari McLeman

Head of Strengthening Communities, Highlands & Islands Enterprise (HIE) Shetland

Mhari is the Head of Strengthening Communities for the Shetland Area Office of Highlands and Islands Enterprise, with a particular focus on assisting social enterprises and creative industry businesses to reach their growth potential. Mhari was Vice Chair of the previous LEADER programme and was responsible for closing the Leader+ programme before that. She also sits on the Shetland Fisheries Local Action Group and previously represented Shetland on the Northern Isles Regional Priorities, for Scottish Rural Development Programme: Rural Development Contracts.

Mhari also plays a significant role in Shetland’s cultural sector, being a main volunteer organiser of the annual Shetland Folk Festival.