Senior Management and members of Elmwood College's Board of Management representatives recently held a celebratory dinner to mark the retiral of Lord Jamie Lindsay as Chairman Board of Management. He was appointed to the Board on 12 October 2000, became the Chair on 20 March 2001 and retired from the Board in June 2009.
The event was marked with a dinner at Elmwood Fairways Restaurant, where Lord Lindsay was presented with gifts to mark his retiral.
Jim Crooks spoke warmly of Lord Lindsay's contribution to Elmwood saying,
"Lord Jamie Lindsay brought his wealth of experience of political and public life to his role as Chairman of the Board of Management of Elmwood College. He used his network of colleagues and official contacts judiciously and to great effect. He led the Board in its governance responsibilities through a period of significant change and development for Elmwood and he leaves the College in excellent order. He developed a committed, enthusiastic Board that focussed on its key responsibilities and I am sure that we shall look back on the legacy of the 'Lindsayyears'. He will be missed but I am sure that the succession plan will be very effective under the leadership of Bob Howat who was appointed as Chairman on 19 June 2009. "
He continued, "I am very glad that Lord Jamie will continue to be involved in the world of education through his Chairmanship of the SAC with whom Elmwood is developing a closer and more productive relationship. He will be missed but I am sure that the succession plan will be very effective under the leadership of Bob Howat who was appointed as Chairman on 19 June 2009."
Bob Howat, who was born and raised in Fife, is actively involved in promoting the Scottish agriculture industry. He was recently appointed to the new board of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and he is a past vice president of NFU Scotland. He has two farms, one in Dairsie and one in the Borders where the combined farming operation has 1500 breeding ewes and 50 suckler cows, with his wife and children involved in equestrian activities.
Bob commented, "I am looking forward to carrying on the good work of the Board and thank Jamie for all his hard work and commitment over the years. The College provides first class learning opportunities for all and meets its vision for being a national and international centre of excellence in landbased and golf industry specialisms."