Montrose Port Authority (MPA) has refreshed its management workforce with the appointment of Ann Rooney as its new Chief Business Officer, supporting Chief Government Officer Captain Tom Hutchison and the broader MPA workforce.
Born and raised in Fife, Rooney joins the belief port with over 15 years of expertise within the ports, maritime, and worldwide logistics sector, having beforehand been the Enterprise Improvement Director at FIS Chemical substances and Enterprise Improvement Supervisor at Forth Ports, the port authority stated in its media assertion.
As an skilled senior chief in enterprise growth and port operations, Rooney has a wealth of data and experience working within the renewables, decommissioning, and oil and fuel industries from her earlier function at Forth Ports for 4 and a half years, MPA famous.
Previous to her submit at Forth Ports, Rooney labored at transportation and logistics supplier, DB Schenker, for over six years in varied positions, reminiscent of Enterprise Improvement Supervisor, and at GAC Delivery as a ships agent and venture coordinator, a job that led to working in ports each within the UK and abroad, making her effectively suited to tackle this senior place at Montrose Port Authority, MPA stated in its assertion.
In her new government administration function, Rooney will lead on delivering strategic development for the port as Montrose positions itself as the important thing hub for operations and upkeep exercise for offshore renewables in addition to rising marine and power applied sciences in Scotland, MPA famous.
“I’m completely thrilled to be becoming a member of Montrose Port Authority throughout this exceptional interval of exponential development,” Rooney commented on her new appointment.
“The port has been witnessing great progress within the offshore power sector, and I’m eagerly wanting ahead to contributing to its journey of turning into a dynamic hub for renewables and innovation,” Rooney added.
As the most important chain and anchor port in Europe, Montrose Port has been on the forefront for offering essential companies for varied sectors, predominantly oil and fuel and basic cargo, MPA stated. Lately, the port has seen exponential development in renewables, notably in offshore wind with Montrose being chosen because the Operations and Upkeep base (O&M) for each the Inch Cape and Seagreen Wind Farms, the latter of which can go into full business operation this yr and be the most important in Scotland, the port authority added.
The significance of the port for Scotland’s offshore wind growth was reaffirmed throughout a latest go to by Stephen Flynn, chief of the SNP at Westminster, and Angus MP Dave Doogan, who each met with Port Chief Government Captain Tom Hutchison and representatives of the Seagreen offshore wind growth.
“Ports like Montrose have performed a key function in our offshore industries and that function is simply set to extend as Scotland realizes its large inexperienced power potential,” SNP Westminster Chief Stephen Flynn MP stated throughout his go to to the port.
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