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Member News19th Jan 2023

Port of Aberdeen appoints new Chair, NED

Roy Buchan, the former COO of Ithaca Energy, has become the Port of Aberdeen’s new Chair and Sian Lloyd Rees, co chair of Offshore Energies UK, has become a non-executive member of the Port of Aberdeen’s board, the company said January 19. Alistair Mackenzie stepped down after eight years as Chair and 13 years as a board member. John Brebner, a non-executive member since 2018, has become deputy.

Mr Buchan said: “It is a privilege to be appointed as Chair of Port of Aberdeen and to follow Alistair who has led the board with distinction. This is a pivotal time in the port’s almost 900 years of history. I look forward to working with Bob Sanguinetti, the board and our stakeholders to seize the opportunities presented by the nation’s drive to net zero and achieving energy security.”

Ms Rees said: “Port of Aberdeen has a rich heritage and I’m delighted to help shape its exciting future. There is a real opportunity for Aberdeen to be a global energy hub for the next 50 years, leading the transition to cleaner, renewable energies, with the port at its heart.”

Roy Buchan and Sian Lloyd Rees (courtesy Port of Aberdeen)