L to R – John Henderson, Deputy Chairman, George Anderson, Chairman and Ellan Hunt, Board Member of Lerwick Harbour Authority
At Lerwick Port Authority’s Annual General Meeting (Tuesday 20 July 2021), George Anderson has been appointed as Chairman of the Authority.
John Henderson has been reappointed as Deputy Chairman. These appointments are made annually.
George takes over as Chairman from Ronnie Gair who retired as a Board Member of the Authority after serving for 19 years.
George said he is looking forward to the challenge of continuing the work of the Authority that has been ably led by Ronnie Gair over the past four years, noting there is plenty to look forward to, with future opportunities in the offshore decommissioning market, the renewable energy sector and a return to cruising following Covid-19 restrictions relaxing.
George is the skipper of pelagic trawler Adenia and a shareholder in the company owning the vessel. Adenia is a member vessel in the Scottish Pelagic Fishermen’s Association Limited; Shetland Fish Producers’ Organisation and Shetland Fishermen’s Association.
Earlier this month, three Board Members were appointed to the Board following an appointments process, namely existing members John Henderson, Steven Hutton and a new member Ella Hunt, with all to serve a three-year term to July 2024.
John Henderson is Managing Director of Ocean Kinetics Limited, with experience across several sectors including oil & gas, marine and engineering.
Steven Hutton has interests in property development, with experience in administration, finance, facilities management and hospitality.
Ella Hunt was appointed to the Board in July 2021. An HSE professional with over 9 years’ experience across varying aspects of the energy industry and a strong background in environmental management. Ella also sits on the environment and waste management committee for the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.