Kate Willis was elected to the Highland Council in 2022. Kate is the Vice Chair of the Climate Change Committee and sits on the Economy and Infrastructure Committee, and the Lochaber Committee.
Kate has lived in the Highlands for almost 20 years, first working as a marine ecologist researching the environmental impacts of human activities, and then setting up and running a wildlife tour business in the far north. She currently works for Lochaber Environmental Group developing projects to improve active travel opportunities and cycling infrastructure in Fort William and Lochaber. Many in the area will know Kate from her work delivering the Hi-Bike Fort William ebike share scheme. Kate is also passionate about rewilding and local food production and has campaigned for many years for government action on the climate and ecological crises.
Kate says, "Working together we can build a stronger, sustainable future, and a greener fairer Highlands for our children and grandchildren to grow up in."