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Lerwick Port Authority CEO to retire after 40 years

Lerwick Port Authority’s Sandra Laurenson,   and her successor-designate as Chief Executive, Captain Calum Grains, with the cruise ship, Le Laperouse, in the background
Lerwick Port Authority’s Sandra Laurenson, and her successor-designate as Chief Executive, Captain Calum Grains, with the cruise ship, Le Laperouse, in the background

Lerwick Port Authority (LPA) chief executive Sandra Laurenson is to retire in November after more than 40 years’ service at the UK’s most northerly commercial harbour.

She will be succeeded in the top role at the Shetland organisation by Calum Grains, who has served as her deputy since 2014.

Ms Laurenson joined the then Harbour Trust in 1975 and held various roles before becoming deputy general manager in 1998 and CEO in 2007.

LPA chairman Ronnie Gair paid tribute yesterday to her “remarkable contribution” to the port’s operation and development, as well as to Shetland’s economy.

He said: “Her input in recent years includes leading the latest major expansion of facilities, which underpin future activities across key sectors, and overseeing development of the port’s role in offshore industry decommissioning and the cruise sector.

Mr Gair added: “Calum already has a proven track record with the authority, and the experience to continue the port’s evolution in the marketplace and infrastructure, including the current construction of a replacement white-fish market and projects in planning.”

A harbour pilot at Lerwick from 1997-2000, Mr Grains returned to the authority as deputy harbourmaster in 2003 and was made harbourmaster in 2007.

Ms Laurenson said: “I am delighted Calum is succeeding me as chief executive, with all the benefits of continuity to such an interesting job. He will very much enjoy … the support of a great team at the port, as well as that of all the customers who keep the ‘top port’ going.”

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