Grenville Johnston was appointed chairman of CMAL in November 2006. He is also the Chairman of Highlands and Island Airports (HIAL) and the Chairman of Cairngorm Mountain Ltd a subsidiary of HIE. He is the current serving Lord-Lieutenant of Moray.
Erik Østergaard was appointed in November 2006. He is Chief Executive Officer of Danish Transport and Logistics representing around 3,700 Danish Transport and Logistic Companies. His career has involved various senior management roles in ferries operations including rail links.
Kenneth MacLeod was appointed in November 2006. He is currently the Chairman of Stena Line. He was also previously Chief Executive of Northern Marine Management and has served as a Commissioner of Northern Lighthouses.
Alistair Whyte has spent 14 years at sea and is a qualified Master Mariner. His career includes senior management positions within the shipping, ferry and ports industries in the UK and overseas. He is currently a Commissioner of Northern Lighthouses and Chairman of Northern Lighthouse Board’s Navigation Committee. For his involvement in the Northern Lighthouse Board he receives £9804 per annum for a commitment of 2/3 days per month. A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Mr Whyte holds no other public appointments.
Mark Forrest has spent nearly forty years in the Logistics, Ports and Shipping Industry. He has held board positions at P&O, PD Ports, Westlink and The Stobart Group and was responsible for strategic planning and the delivery of financial and performance objectives. He has first-hand experience of running ports and ships in organisations with large and diverse workforces. He has also been responsible for major contract negotiations with blue chip organisations. Mr Forrest holds no other public appointments.
Guy Platten was appointed Managing Director of CMAL in August 2007. He has a long background in the marine industry serving as a Deck Officer in the Merchant Navy gaining his Master Mariner Certificate, then Inspector of Lifeboats for the RNLI, Salvage Officer and latterly with the Northern Lighthouse as Director of Marine Operations.
Director of Vessels
Andrew Duncan was appointed Director of Vessels in June 2007. Andrew has extensive experience in the Merchant Navy and had risen to the rank of Chief Engineer before working ashore with the Northern Lighthouse Board latterly in charge of the new build programme.
Director of Harbours
Lorna Spencer was appointed Director of Harbours and Piers in July 2007. Lorna started her career at sea with the Merchant Navy before moving into and gaining extensive experience in Port Operations latterly in a senior position with Hutchinson Ports in Felixstowe.
Appointed as Finance Director for CMAL in May 2013. This is a joint appointment with Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd, both are Public Corporations. Qualified with a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from Glasgow University and then completed her Chartered Accounting qualification with PWC in Glasgow. She then spent 3 years working as an International Internal Auditor for Thorn EMI based near London. She joined Polaroid in 1998 where she held various Finance roles of increasing responsibility ultimately serving as Group Finance Director from 2007 to 2013 for the Polaroid Eyewear division which manufactures and sells Polaroid Eyewear Branded Sunglasses globally.
Norman Thomson joined CMAL in March 2008. Norman is a Chartered Accountant with more than twenty years experience in the public sector at a senior managerial level with Scottish Enterprise, Scotland’s leading economic development organisation. He has advised on major project and programme structures, managed the accounting and reporting over a diverse group and participated in multi-disciplined teams which secured major projects for Scotland.
Head of Business Development
Andrew Flockhart was appointed in January 2008. Andrew has extensive experience with a range of companies in both the public and private sectors helping businesses to develop and deliver long term strategic goals. Previously he was an Officer in the Royal Navy and carried out a number of deployments including six months duty in the Falkland Islands.
After 10 years serving as an engineering officer with Royal Fleet Auxiliary service John joined Caledonian MacBrayne sailing up to the rank of Chief Engineer on both Clyde and Western Isles divisions. He transferred ashore with Calmac in 2002 becoming Shore Services Manager and then Technical Manager (small vessel fleet). John joined CMAL in March 2008.
James joined CMAL in May 2009. He joined from SeaTec Services where he managed new build vessel contacts for vessels constructed in China and Korea. He was previously Electrical Engineering Manager at Ferguson Shipbuilders and has over 20 years experience in electrical design, installation, commissioning and operations of various vessel types. James has been involved in the development of electrical systems for some highly sophisticated vessels and brings this experience to CMAL as part of the team to develop concept designs for future vessels.
Ruth McIntosh joined CMAL in May 2008. She is a chartered Civil Engineer with experience of maritime projects at ports, harbours and ferry terminals around the UK and beyond, and has an excellent knowledge of CMAL's estate.
Head of Civil Engineering
Ramsay Muirhead joined CMAL in July 2009 as a Civil Engineer in the Harbours Department. In February 2013 he was appointed to Head of Civil Engineering. He is a chartered member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, and has experience in a broad variety of civil engineering disciplines gained in the UK and overseas.”
Paul J Thomson
Works Manager, Harbours
Paul joined CMAL inJune 2012. After gaining a degree in Construction Management, Paul worked for a large national contractor on a number of high profile construction projects, including the Scottish Parliament Buildings, Braehead Shopping Centre & various projects at Edinburgh Airport, where he gained experience of undertaking engineering & construction projects within an operational environment.
David joined CMAL in January 2012 having completed 30-years Police Service with Strathclyde Police. During his career he has accrued 16-years' experience as an HSE Part III qualified police diver and as a supervisory officer within the Marine Policing Unit, achieving the role of instructor within both specialisms and several other related professional qualifications. He has a wealth of experience in resource and incident management, evidence gathering and preservation, defensive security operations, and working in partnership with other emergency services, HMRC, MOD, MCA, HSE and many port and vessel operators.
Civil Engineer, Harbours
Alistair Chan joined in September 2012. He worked previously as a Senior Engineer within a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy. He has a wide range of skills and experience in civil engineering projects including: maritime engineering, flood alleviation, highways & transportation, water and wastewater projects in the UK and around the world.
Civil Engineer, Harbours
Steven Lyall joined CMAL in August 2013. Steven has 20 years of experience working within engineering consultancy, and has developed a broad range of skills working on maritime projects at ferry terminals, harbours and ports in the UK and Europe, and major waterfront developments in the Middle East.
Operations Assistant - Harbours
Victoria joined CMAL in January 2009 as Business Support Administrator. Victoria has previously held a number of customer service and administrative positions, most recently working as a Marketing Specialist for a global software firm in Markham, Ontario, Canada.
Buildings and Property Manager
Karen joined CMAL in March 2013. She is a Chartered Surveyor and has extensive experience in the commercial property sector, most recently as Director in the Property and Asset Management team of property consultant, CBRE. Prior to that, Karen spent 10 years with a private property company, LNC where she gained experience in all aspects of commercial property, including a period of time working in the German property market.
Business Support Accountant
Yvonne Lynch joined the CMAL team in August 2010. She provides assistance to both the Finance and office support functions. She has experience of working in a wide variety of roles in the private sector and is currently studying for her professional accountancy qualification.
Julia joined CMAL in April 2013. She is responsible for strategic procurement and competitive tendering of goods, services and works. Previously, Julia worked for the Ministry of Defence in various procurement roles before joining the Higher Education sector. She has 25 years of public sector procurement experience and has spent the last few years buying primarily works and professional services.
Office Manager and Executive Assistant to CEO Guy Platten
Susan joined CMAL in May 2013. Her role is to support the Chief Executive, Board and Senior Management team in achieving efficient running of the organisation as well as providing an administrative support function. Previously she held a variety of different roles within Scottish Policing and wider Criminal Justice Community. Most recently she was the Executive Assistant to the CEO of the Scottish Police Services Authority.
Business Support Administrator
Emily joined the CMAL Finance Team in March 2012 as Business Support Administrator initially on a part time basis and now full time from October. Emily has previously worked in the private sector and most recently with Inverclyde council.