A MILNGAVIE man is going to be at the helm of CalMac ferry services.
David McGibbon (64) has been appointed as the new chair of the David MacBrayne Ltd Board, the company which owns CalMac Ferries, for three years.
The post is part-time with a salary of £356 per day for a commitment of two and a half days per week.
He is a qualified accountant and an independent business consultant and served as chair of the London Stock Exchange, Scottish Council from 1998-2001.
Mr McGibbon worked in the public and private sectors and is a former finance director and company secretary of Grampian Holdings plc, the then parent company of The Malcolm Group (W H Malcolm).
In 2006 he was appointed as a member of David MacBrayne Limited on and subsequently as deputy chairman in 2009.
He was chair of the audit committee and is chair of the CalMac pension fund trustees which allows him to utilise his extensive experience and knowledge of corporate governance, finance and pensions.
Mr McGibbon said: “This will be a challenging time for the company as it delivers ferry services under existing contracts and prepares for bidding competitively for future ones.
“I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues to deliver ferry services to the Highlands and Islands.”
Keith Brown, minister for transport and veterans, said: “The post requires continued strong leadership, an understanding of the issues which affect the social and economic life of the Highlands and Islands and a clear vision for the future.
“I welcome David in his new role and look forward to working with him.”