New Chairman appointed at Aberdeen HarbourCompany News // February 18, 2011
Aberdeen Harbour Board has appointed Chris Lloyd as Chairman. A chartered accountant, Mr Lloyd is currently chairman of MSIS Group, which provides industrial cleaning and environmental services to the oil and gas, industrial, utilities and distilling sectors in the UK and international markets. Prior to buying into MSIS in 2006, he spent ten years at ASCO Group, latterly as managing director responsible for European operations.
Mr Lloyd, who has been on the board since 2009, has also served in the recent past as Vice President of Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce and was previously a member of the UK Oil and Gas Supply Chain Committee.
He replaces Keith Allan, who stepped down at the end of December after 20 years on the board serving 12 years in the role of vice chairman and the final two years as chairman.
Mr Lloyd said: “Keith made a huge contribution to the development and governance of the port and I hope to build on his success as chairman. It is a great honour to be involved in such an integral part of the North-east’s economy. I look forward to the opportunities that the future will bring, as we continue to invest in the harbour to maintain and build on the world-class facilities we provide for our customers making us one of the busiest ports in the UK.”
Handling more than 24.2 million gross tonnes of shipping last year, Aberdeen Harbour reached its highest ever level of overall vessel tonnage. The port, which is one of the most modern in Europe, also continues to grow its foreign traffic links, which not only highlights the harbour’s importance within the North-east, but its significance internationally.
Aberdeen Harbour Board’s chief executive, Colin Parker, said: “I am delighted to welcome Chris into his new role during what are exciting times for the port. We hope to build on increasing activity levels through the delivery of our five-year strategic plan. Chris’ wealth of knowledge and experience will be fundamental throughout this process, ensuring the future success and prosperity of the port.”