The Port of Inverness announces that Angus Mackenzie, current Chairman will step down at the end January ending his 11-year association with the Port. Angus was appointed Trustee in 2010 and took over as Chairman in 2014. Angus is well known throughout the Highlands having been a partner in Ernst & Young as well as developing his own business interests after he left. He also had a spell on the board of Highlands & Islands Enterprise.
Under his leadership as Chairman, the Port has become a major player in the Renewable Energy Market and developed strong links with existing Port Users. The Port has continued to enhance its facilities whilst reducing overall borrowings which is testament to the Chairman’s direction and leadership through many challenging periods.
Throughout this last year in particular, the Port has put various measures in place to deal with the impact of not only the global Covid pandemic but also the implications of Brexit. The resilience with which the Port has faced both these issues is testament to Angus’s business acumen and strong leadership as Chairman.
George Macleod will take over as Chairman from Angus with effect from 1st February 2021. George was appointed to the board in 2018 and has an extensive international background in shipping and the maritime industry.
George commented “The Trustees and Stakeholders are grateful for the drive and enthusiasm which Angus has brought to the Port of Inverness in his time as Trustee and Chairman. He leaves a legacy of continued growth in all areas of the port’s business, a stable and healthy balance sheet and a business development plan which stands the port in a very good strong position moving forward. Angus’s leadership through these past 11 years has left the Port in an enviable position in the industry moving forward as we move to the next phase of developments and expansion of the Port and its facilities. We look forward to continuing the growth and success of the Port and wish Angus a very happy and healthy retirement.”
The photo is of outgoing Chairman Angus Mackenzie