Lerwick Port Authority

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Our Board

Lerwick Port Authority is an independent body governed by its own legislation and directed by 11 Board Members. Nine board members are appointed by the local community and harbour users, the other two being Authority executives.

Brian Anderson, Deputy Chairman

Brian Anderson - Chairman

A non-executive Board member, Brian is a co-owner of an agricultural business and also has interests in haulage.  He is one of LPA’s nominated directors on the board of Black Hill Industrial Estate and Kebister Agricultural Limited.

Ronald Gair, LPA Deputy Chairman

Ronnie Gair - Deputy Chairman 

A non-executive Board Member with recent interests in the motor trade, Ronnie's term on the Board of Lerwick Port Authority was renewed in 2014 following appointment in 2011.  Ronnie is one of LPA's nominated directors on the board of Black Hill Industrial Estate Limited and Kebister Agricultural Limited.  

Sandra Laurenson, Chief Executive

Sandra Laurenson – Chief Executive

An Executive Board Member with a long career at Lerwick Port Authority, Sandra is a past chairman of the Scottish Ports Committee of the British Ports Association. Directorships nominated by LPA include Pelagia Shetland Limited, SFP (Shetland Fish Products) Limited and Black Hill Industrial Estate Limited. 

Capt. Calum Grains, Harbourmaster and Deputy Chief Executive

Captain Calum A S Grains, M.N.I. – Harbourmaster and Deputy Chief Executive

An Executive Board Member, Calum is a Master Mariner who joined Lerwick Port Authority in 2003 as Deputy Harbourmaster thereafter becoming Harbourmaster in 2007.  He is a professional member of The Nautical Institute, Council Member of Uk Harbour Masters’ Association and a LPA nominee alternate Director to Pelagia Shetland Limited.

George Anderson: Skipper of pelagic trawler “Adenia” and a shareholder in the company owning the vessel.

James Anderson: Shareholder and skipper of whitefish trawler “Alison Kay”, James is a past chairman of Shetland Fishermen’s Association. He joined the Board of LPA in 2012.

Peter Campbell: Nominated to the Board of LPA by Shetland Islands Council in July 2016 and appointed for a three year term. Peter is a local Councillor and currently chairs voluntary organisation Sail Training Shetland and is involved with Shetland's sail training vessel "Swan".

Gary Cleaver: Nominated to the Board of LPA by Shetland Islands Council in July 2016 and appointed for a three year term. Gary has been a councillor for the north isles of Shetland from 2012 - 2017.

John Henderson: Newly appointed to the Board of LPA in September 2015, John is Managing Director of Ocean Kinetics Limited with experience across several sectors including oil & gas, marine and engineering.

Bobby Polson: Skipper of pelagic trawler “Serene” and a shareholder in the company owning the vessel and also has white fish vessel interests.

Gary Robinson: Nominated to the Board of LPA by Shetland Islands Council in July 2016 and appointed for a three year term. Gary served as political leader of the Council 2012 - 2017.