Sir Moir Lockhead

Chairman, National Trust Scotland


Moir Lockhead left school at 15 and started work as an apprentice mechanic. He joined Grampian Regional Transport in 1985 as General Manager, where he led a successful employee/management buy-out of the company in 1989. Since then, as founding Director and CEO of FirstGroup, he saw the company grow to be the largest provider of rail and bus services in the UK, the USA and Canada. Sir Moir retired from FirstGroup on the 31st March 2011. He was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 1996 and in 2008 he received a Knighthood for services to transport in the Queen’s Birthday Honours and was named IoD Scotland Director of the Year. He received an Honorary Degree of Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Aberdeen as well as being appointed Senior Governor of the University Court. In 2010 he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Society of Operations Engineers and he is the Immediate Past President of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport. Sir Moir is a Board member of VisitBritain and on 25th June 2011 he was appointed the Chairman of the Scottish Rugby Union.

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