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Simon Brebner Appointed Chief Executive

PPA Convenor Mr Gavin Thain said that he and his Board, after a long a thorough search nationwide, are delighted to report that Mr Simon Brebner has been appointed as Chief Executive.


Mr Brebner takes up his duties on June 11th and will move to Peterhead from his present base in Lytham, St Annes. Mr Brebner, who grew up in South Africa and has a grown-up family, has held senior positions in multiple ports throughout the world. With over thirty years commercial shipping experience he will bring with him a deep understanding of stakeholder needs and business activity.


Mr Wallace, acting CEO will continue at the port until the present project is completed, late August/September. He said Mr Brebner was an engaging individual with the experience, drive and energy required to promote the ports interests. He will network well and ensure our customers are well served and represented.


To strengthen our service to the fishing and processing sector, a Business Development Officer is presently being sourced, who will report directly to the Chief Executive. In this way, all of our main stakeholder groups will continue to receive the attention they deserve and the fresh outlook from Mr Brebner, I am sure will be both welcomed and refreshing.


Mr Brebner said he was simply thrilled to have succeeded with this appointment and was attracted by the diversity involved in the role. “I researched Peterhead Port and the business very thoroughly and I am impressed by the high standards of service currently in place. I plan to meet with as many people in the different sectors, as quickly as possible so that I can indeed understand what they want from their port”.


Mr Thain said the appointment process had been diligently conducted and assisted by a top recruitment company. The level of candidates applying and interviewed was impressively high.


At the end of the process, Mr Brebner was chosen on the basis of his experience, commitment and fit with the existing organisation.


We look forward to welcoming him to the port, the town and the people.


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