To create prosperity for generations.
We are a port with ambition, focused on partnering with stakeholders to unlock growth and create prosperity for generations.
The expanded Port of Aberdeen is creating new possibilities for energy transition, trade and tourism, which will drive new jobs and investment in the region.
To become Scotland’s premier net zero port, offering world class facilities and services, at the heart of the nation’s energy transition efforts.
To connect our customers to what they need, where and when they need it, through innovation, commitment, and environmental sustainability.
Our Board is an independent statutory authority, responsible for the port’s administration, maintenance, and improvement. Selected for their wide-ranging skills and experience, the Port of Aberdeen’s team of Non-Executive Members provide independent oversight for the organisation.
Additional information on our governance and committees can be found here.
Roy joined Port of Aberdeen’s board in 2019 and served as Vice-Chair for a year prior to his appointment as Chair. He enjoyed a successful career in the international oil, gas, and energy industries for more than 30 years. Mr Buchan has held a wide range of senior leadership roles, latterly as Chief Operations Officer of Ithaca Energy, and a board member of artificial intelligence solutions provider OPEX Group.
John joined Port of Aberdeen's board in 2018 and served as a Non-Executive Member prior to his appointment as Vice-Chair. He holds various executive and non-executive roles, including President of AGCC, in addition to undertaking project based advisory work. This follows a 34-year career with Clydesdale Bank where he undertook various senior roles, latterly Head of Regional Business & Private Banking Centre – East Scotland and Regional Head of Specialist & Acquisition Finance – North of Scotland.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Bob joined Port of Aberdeen in September 2021 after three years as Chief Executive Officer of the UK Chamber of Shipping. Prior to this, he was CEO of Gibraltar Port Authority and amassed more than 20 years' experience in the Royal Navy.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Jon joined the port in 2019 after three years with Stagecoach Group as Finance Director, Scotland including a period as Managing Director of the East Scotland bus operation. Jon’s extensive career spans the international oil and gas and transport industries, and he has managed operations around the world. Jon is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER
Roddy joined Port of Aberdeen in October 2022 having held a wide range of senior leadership positions within the energy and marine sectors for more than 20 years, including Utility ROV Services, N-Sea and Stork.
Sian Lloyd Rees
NON-EXECUTIVE MEMBER SINCE 2023
In a career spanning over 25 years, Sian has extensive business experience as a senior leader in both energy and IT industries, having held several leadership roles in both blue chip and start-up companies. She is currently UK Managing Director for Mainstream Renewable Power and sits on the boards of Offshore Energies UK as co-chair, ETZ Ltd and the Net Zero Technology Centre.
NON-EXECUTIVE MEMBER SINCE 2022
Kenneth is an experienced corporate lawyer. As CEO of Maclay Murray & Spens, Kenneth led the firm’s merger with Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, then served on Dentons’ Regional Board and Executive Leadership Team for the UK & Middle East and as Senior Partner, Scotland. Kenneth now has a portfolio career, supporting a number of businesses across various sectors on their growth plans.
NON-EXECUTIVE MEMBER SINCE 2021
Forsyth has considerable experience in international trade, having spent most of his career with Menzies Aviation where he held several senior positions. He was the first Board member of John Menzies PLC to serve on the main board and all divisional Boards. Forsyth has advised global businesses within the logistics, aviation and road transport industries.
NON-EXECUTIVE MEMBER SINCE 2020
Bertie Armstrong was Chief Executive Officer of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) and SFF Services Ltd, and previously Queen's Harbourmaster of the Clyde Dockyard Port. He was a Board member of the Fisheries Legacy Trust Company and a Trustee and Board member of Fisheries Innovation Scotland.
NON-EXECUTIVE MEMBER SINCE 2019
Mike is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, who has worked in the construction industry for more than 30 years. Most of that time was with Morrison Construction where he held several senior finance positions, mainly as Finance Director and also was Managing Director of their Building business in Scotland for a period of more than three years.
NON-EXECUTIVE MEMBER SINCE 2019
Eleanor has worked for over 20 years in the consumer goods business, mainly with Diageo in a number of international Managing Director roles. She is a Chartered Accountant and has a BA (hons) degree in Business Management. Eleanor is also a Non-Executive Director of the Scottish Qualification Authority.
NON-EXECUTIVE MEMBER SINCE 2017
Jayne is a Chartered Surveyor by profession and held the role as Group Director at FirstGroup PLC where she worked in the US, Europe and the UK. She now has a portfolio career as a consultant, executive coach and mediator. Jayne also holds number of Non-Executive Directorships, including on the boards of the Royal Force and LocatED. She is also a Trustee of the National Trust for Scotland.
Our skilled and experienced team of Executive Directors help to steer our organisation and execute our strategy.
2022 was a pivotal year for Port of Aberdeen, with our success driven by an increase in vessel arrivals, goods moved through the port and strong ferry service recovery post-pandemic. We have proudly cemented our position as a leading hub for maritime decarbonisation, while recognising that our success would not be possible without our people who continue to deliver a safe, professional, and quality service for our customers.
To increase and diversify port business, providing optimised and environmentally-sound services to existing and prospective customers and stakeholders.
To develop and make best use of our land, facilities, and assets in line with national sustainable development goals, to support operational excellence and growth, while maintaining sufficient reserves for unexpected changes in the business environment.
To become a leading exemplar in environmental stewardship and sustainability, pioneering green port innovation and facilitating energy transition solutions.
To develop and invest in our people, so that they are empowered with the values and capabilities to create and deliver prosperity for generations.
To be a leader and exemplar in health, safety, security, and quality standards across the UK port community.
To build and strengthen the Port of Aberdeen’s influence among local, regional, and national stakeholders, as a recognisable and trustworthy catalyst for the development of business, trade, and energy.