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Aberdeen Harbour Appoints New Board Members

08 February 2010

Aberdeen Harbour announces the appointment of two new members. Alistair Mackenzie and Colin Crosby took their seats on the Board in January, while existing members Alan Amoore and Brian Turnbull have been reappointed for another three years.

Mr Mackenzie is a master mariner, who has worked in Aberdeen’s energy industry for more than 20 years. His experience includes senior positions at Elf Exploration UK Limited and responsibility for European operations as managing director of CHC Scotia. Mr Mackenzie is currently regional director of Achilles Group Limited, responsible for delivering supplier management services to the oil and gas sector. Mr Mackenzie is also a Commissioner of the Northern Lighthouse Board.

Mr Crosby is a consultant with wealth manager Brewin Dolphin Limited. As an investment manager he spent 18 years with Aberdeen Asset Management, latterly as chief executive officer of Aberdeen Private Investors Limited. He has practiced as a lawyer and a chartered accountant.

As current president of Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce (AGCC) and a Board member of Aberdeen City and Shire Economic Future (ACSEF) and a number of other organisations, Mr Crosby has valuable experience in the many economic issues facing the north-east.

Commenting on the appointments, Aberdeen Harbour Board chairman, Keith Allan said: “We are delighted to welcome both Alistair and Colin to Aberdeen Harbour and I believe their wealth of experience will complement and further strengthen the Board. We are also pleased that Alan and Brian will continue to build on their great contribution to the port for another three years.

“Aberdeen Harbour is an integral part of the north-east’s economy and these are exciting times for the port as we continue to grow and further implement our £65 million development strategy.”

Aberdeen Harbour handles around five million tonnes of cargo, valued at £1.5 billion, and growing levels of shipping for a wide range of industries. With more than £200 million invested by the Board in the last 30 years, the port is one of the most modern in Europe.