Alasdair Locke


Non-Executive Chairman


Alasdair Locke, MA (Oxon)

Alasdair’s career started in investment banking at Citigroup in 1974, where he specialised in shipping and oil. In 1982 he established a Singapore-based business providing finance for and investing in shipping and offshore oil service companies, which was subsequently acquired by Henry Ansbacher & Co Ltd. On his return to the UK he established Abbot Group plc in 1990, which he took public in 1995. Upon its sale to private equity in 2008 Abbot Group was one of the leading oil drilling, engineering and contracting businesses in the world, with approximately 8,000 employees in over 20 countries and an annual turnover of circa US$1.8 billion.

Alasdair maintains a wide portfolio of business interests. He is Non-Executive Chairman of Hardy Oil & Gas plc, Chairman of Motor Fuel Group and Non-Executive Chairman of Well-Safe Solutions Ltd.

He holds a degree in History and Economics from Oxford University. He was the recipient of the Grampian Industrialist of the Year (2001) award, the Scottish Business Achievement Awards Trust International Business Achievement Award (2000) and the Scottish Business Achievement Awards Entrepreneur of the year (1999).

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