New members appointed to Aberdeen Harbour Board

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(Rear left to right) Mike Bowyer,Tony Strachan; (front) Morag McNeill
(Rear left to right) Mike Bowyer,Tony Strachan; (front) Morag McNeill
Aberdeen Harbour, one of the UK’s busiest ports, has announced the appointment of three new board members, who will serve for an initial period of three years.

Michael Bowyer, Morag McNeill, and Anthony Strachan bring a wealth of experience and business acumen, vital to the future advancement of the port.

Morag McNeill is currently a director of the Edinburgh Academy, having been a practicing solicitor for over 25 years. Ms McNeill has vast experience and knowledge of the ports sector, having previously worked at Forth Ports as a member of the Group Management Board.

Anthony Strachan joins Aberdeen Harbour Board after taking early retirement from the Bank of England where latterly he was the Bank’s representative and agent for Scotland. Mr Strachan is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and a member of the Institute of Directors.

Chartered engineer Michael Bowyer has worked in the oil and gas industry for over 37 years, holding executive positions with Baker Oil Tools, PES International, Halliburton and Senergy. He has served on the board of Oil and Gas UK, is currently on the board of Opito and involved in the industry’s Step Change in Safety initiative. He was appointed chair of the Aberdeen branch of the Institute of Directors in 2012.

Commenting on the appointments, Colin Parker, Chief Executive of Aberdeen Harbour, said: “Michael, Anthony and Morag, with their past experience and vast knowledge of industry, will prove invaluable in ensuring the port continues to enhance its position as one of the busiest and most vibrant in the country.

“They join the Board at a time of sustained growth and activity for Aberdeen Harbour, which has also seen the Board embark on a major feasibility study that may lead to the expansion of the Harbour allowing Aberdeen to strengthen its position as a major port of national importance.”