Lerwick Port Authority

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Our Board

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

Ronnie Gair, Chairman

Ronnie Gair - Chairman

Appointed Chairman in 2018. A non-executive board member since 2011, whose current term on the board is until July 2020, Ronnie is one of the Authority's nominated directors on the board of Black Hill Industrial Estate Limited and Kebister Agricultural Limited.

Term of appointment to July 2020.

John Henderson, Deputy Chairman

John Henderson - Deputy Chairman 

Appointed Deputy Chairman in 2018 after joining the board in 2015. A non-executive board member whose current term on the board is until July 2020. John is Managing Director of Ocean Kinetics Limited with experience across several sectors including oil & gas, marine and engineering.

Term of appointment to July 2020.

Calum Grains, Deputy Chief Executive and Harbourmaster

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 becoming Chief Executive in November 2018. He is a professional member of The Nautical Institute, Council Member of UK Harbour Masters’ Association and a director of Pelagia Shetland Ltd. 


George Anderson, Board Member

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 2021.

James Anderson, Board Member

James Anderson - Board Member

Shareholder of Alison Kay Fishing Company and skipper of whitefish trawler Alison Kay, James is a past 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 2021.

Peter Campbell, Board Member

Peter Campbell - Board Member

Re-appointed the Board in July 2016 following nomination by Shetland Islands Council, as an elected Member 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 2019.

Robert Polson, Board Member

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 2021.

Gary Robinson, Board Member

Gary Robinson - Board Member

Re-appointed to the Board in 2016 following nomination by Shetland Islands Council, Gary was political leader of the council from 2012 - 2017 during which time he was instrumental in influencing the needs of the islands at UK and European level. Gary was appointed as the new chairman of NHS Shetland, to serve a four year term, commencing 1 August 2018.  

Term of appointment to July 2019.

Steven Hutton, Board Member

Steven Hutton - Board Member

A non-executive board member appointed to the board of Lerwick Port Authority in July 2017 from the business community.

Term of appointment to July 2020.


Colin Nicholson - Board Member

Colin was appointed to the Board in July 2019 under the new Harbour Revision Order. 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 2022