Lerwick Port Authority is an independent body governed by its own legislation and appoints Board Members from the local community, with other ex-officio appointments made as required by Authority executives.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the recruitment of new Board Members was deferred in 2020, with all existing Board Members serving an additional year of service until the process resumes in future years.

Ronnie Gair

Ronnie Gair

Chairman

Appointed Chairman in 2019. A non-executive board member since 2011. He is a long-standing member of the business community within the motor trade and a former Justice of the Peace.

Term of appointment to July 2021.

John Henderson

John Henderson

Deputy Chairman

Appointed Deputy Chairman in 2019. A non-executive board member since 2015. John is Managing Director of Ocean Kinetics Limited, with experience across several sectors including oil & gas, marine and engineering.

Term of appointment to July 2021.

Captain Calum A S Grains, M.N.I.

Captain Calum A S Grains, M.N.I.

Chief Executive

A Harbour Pilot at Lerwick from 1997-2000 before leaving to take his Master’s ticket, Captain Grains returned to the Authority as Deputy Harbourmaster in 2003. Promoted Harbourmaster in 2007, he became an Executive Board Member on appointment as Deputy Chief Executive in 2014, then Chief Executive in November 2018. He is a director of Pelagia Shetland Ltd.

Ex-Officio.



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Victor Sandison

Victor Sandison

Senior Commercial Executive

Appointed to the Board in July 2019, Victor has over 13 years’ experience working as part of the senior management team at Lerwick Port Authority. He is a past Chairman of Cruise Scotland and the Authority’s nominated director on Shetland Seafood Auctions Limited. He also has an interest in Sail Training Shetland.

Ex-Officio.



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George Anderson

George Anderson

Board Member

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.

Term of appointment to 2022.

James Anderson

James Anderson

Board Member

Shareholder of Alison Kay Fishing Company and skipper of whitefish trawler Alison Kay, James is chairman of the Shetland Fishermen's Association which promotes its interests in the political arena in the UK and EU. James is also a member of the Shetland Fish Producers' Organisation.

Term of appointment to 2022.

Peter Campbell

Peter Campbell

Board Member

Re-appointed to the Board in July 2019, as an elected Member of Shetland Islands Council for Lerwick South. Peter is the Chair of Shetland College Board and a member of the University of the Highlands and Islands. He also has interests in voluntary organisations The Swan Trust and Sail Training Shetland.

Term of appointment to 2023.

Bobby Polson

Bobby Polson

Board Member

Bobby is skipper of pelagic trawler Serene and a shareholder in the company owning the vessel and also has white fish vessel interests. Serene is a member vessel of Shetland Fish Producers' Organisation and Shetland Fishermen's Association.

Term of appointment to July 2022.

Gary Robinson

Gary Robinson

Board Member

Re-appointed to the Board in 2019 , Gary is Chairman of NHS Shetland serving a four year term. Gary was Political Leader of Shetland Islands Council from 2012 - 2017 during which time he was instrumental in influencing the needs of the islands at UK and European level.

Term of appointment to July 2023.

Steven Hutton

Steven Hutton

Board Member

A non-executive board member appointed to the board of Lerwick Port Authority in July 2017 from the business community with experience in facilities management and hospitality.

Term of appointment to July 2022.

Colin Nicholson

Colin Nicholson

Board Member

Colin was appointed to the Board in July 2019. Coming from the Oil and Gas industry with 35 years’ experience in both offshore and onshore roles, Colin also sits on the Hjaltland Housing Association Board and is Chairman of the Shetland Classic Car Show.

Term of appointment to July 2023.

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