Forth Ports, the UK’s third largest ports group, has appointed Gavin Booth as its new Business Development Manager to focus on oil and gas support and decommissioning activity. The port group has created this new position against the background of a £10m quayside investment at the Port of Dundee and other initiatives at the Ports of Rosyth and Leith designed to focus on this specialist sector.

Gavin’s appointment further underpins Forth Ports’ objective of attracting work from the oil and gas sector to their ports in the Tay and Forth Estuaries. Gavin, originally from Aberdeen, is a senior executive experienced in client facing sales, business development and operational functions within the oil and gas, subsea and decommissioning sectors. He has previously held positions with ATR Group, ACE Winches and JD Neuhaus.

Gavin will be based in Aberdeen in a new office in the City. He and will work across the Scottish operation, which operates seven commercial ports on the Tay and Forth Estuaries, with his main focus on the ports of Dundee, Leith and Rosyth.

Stuart Wallace, Divisional Director of Forth Ports, said:  “We welcome Gavin to the Scottish team. He brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge in the oil and gas support and decommissioning sector and has a strong track record in delivering results. We are a busy, dynamic business and Gavin will play a key part in delivering our business strategy going forward in this important sector.”

Commenting on his appointment, Gavin Booth said: “I am excited to join Forth Ports in this new role. I have worked in the sector for many years and I am confident that there are a number of opportunities particularly in the decommissioning market for the ports.

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