Sir Moir Lockhead
Sir Moir Lockhead is Senior Governor of the University and chairs meetings of the Court (as Vice-Chairman as the current Rector has opted not to chair).
He joined Grampian Regional Transport in 1985 as General Manager and in 1989 he led a successful employee/management buy-out of the company. The company was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1994.
In the following year, the Company merged and created “First” when he became Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive. FirstGroup plc is now the world’s leading transport group with annualised revenues of some £6 billion a year. The company employs approximately 137,000 staff throughout the UK and North America and moves some 2.5 billion passengers a year.
FirstGroup has grown to become the UK's largest bus and rail operator and the largest surface transport operator in North America, running approximately 60,000 school buses and the iconic Greyhound - the only national provider of intercity bus services.
Sir Moir retired from his role at First Group on 31 March 2011. He was Chairman of Scottish Enterprise Grampian from 1998 to 2001, having been a Non-Executive Director since 1993.
In 1996 he was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Amongst many awards won throughout his career Sir Moir was named Scotland plc Chief Executive of the Year in 2007 and IoD Scotland Director of the Year in 2008.
Also in 2008 Sir Moir was awarded a Knighthood for services to transport in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Sir Moir is a Board member of VisitBritain and on 25th June 2011 he was appointed the Chairman of the Scottish Rugby Union.