New Trustees Appointed

14th February 2018

Inverness Harbour Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of two new Trustees with effect from 1st February 2018.  Graham Phillips and George Macleod are replacing Tony Mitchell and Murdo Macleod.

Commenting on the appointments, Chairman, Angus Mackenzie said “I am delighted to welcome our new Trustees who have been appointed after a robust selection process.  I would also like to express my thanks to both Tony and Murdo for all their efforts as Trustees.  Indeed, Murdo ends an almost 40 year association with the Port, which started as pilot, then harbour master and then becoming the Port’s first Chief Executive before taking up appointment as Trustee”.  Susan Clark, current Vice Chair, was reappointed to her third term as Trustee. 

The Board of Inverness Harbour Trust comprises 8 non-executive Trustees who are appointed for a 3 year term as well as the Chief Executive, Sinclair Browne.  The Trustees main focus is to deliver the vision set out in the recently launched Strategic Plan for the Port to be a key driver for growth in Inverness and the Highlands.

Graham Phillips has over 35 years of consulting experience at the highest level, specialising in large scale project delivery, procurement, risk management and strategy.  A Highland Councillor from 2012 to 2017, Graham served as Chair of TEC Services for 2 years when he was also a Director of HITRANS; then as Vice-Chair of Audit and Scrutiny.  He chaired the Harbours Board for 5 years, delivering a business strategy.  He moved from the Borders to Sutherland in 2003.

George Macleod has over 40 years of experience in Oil and Gas/Marine Engineering in Senior Executive and Company Director roles.  A Fellow of the Institute of Directors he has held many Directorships over the years.  George has considerable experience in international project management, contract negotiations, business development and management.  Having recently sold his Shipping Business he is currently Managing Director of the family business which covers Marine Consultancy, Property Development and Construction.  He was born and brought up in the Highlands.