Management Committee Changes At Cruise Scotland

Andrew Hemphill, Port Director with Peel Ports – Clydeport has been appointed as Chairman of Cruise Scotland at the marketing association’s Annual General Meeting in Glasgow having previously served as Vice Chairman for the past two years.

Hemphill replaces Victor Sandison of the Port of Lerwick in Shetland who served in the role over the last three years.

Sandison commented “Andrew has been extremely successful in his work in developing cruise business at Greenock for Peel Ports – Clydeport. His knowledge and experience in the cruise industry will be of great value to Cruise Scotland and I feel absolutely confident that Andrew’s passion for the industry will enable our organisation to continue to grow in stature and flourish in the years ahead”.

Other appointments confirmed at the Annual General Meeting included Rob Mason, Head of Cruise (Capital Cruising – Forth Ports) as Vice Chairman; and the re-appointments of Alison Downs of Holy Loch Port Ltd as Market Development Manager; Richard Alexander of European Cruise Service UK Ltd as Treasurer; and Captain Iain Dunderdale of Cruise Highlands as Secretary.

Outgoing Chairman, Victor Sandison was also retained on the organisations’ Management Committee in an advisory capacity. On being elected Chairman, Mr. Hemphill thanked Sandison for his commitment, support and enthusiasm over the past three years with cruise business in Scotland reaching new highs in 2015.

“I’m delighted to take on the Chair of Cruise Scotland at a time with the cruise industry in such good health with opportunities for further growth,” said Hemphill. “We have a great team spirit within Cruise Scotland and I look forward to continuing to develop the organisation and working closely with our members and other stakeholders to raise the profile of Scotland as a first-class cruise destination during my time as chair.”

Rob Mason, Head of Cruise (Capital Cruising – Forth Ports) said, “I am exceptionally proud to have been appointed Vice Chairman of Cruise Scotland. 2016 is set to be a very busy year, with Scotland becoming increasingly popular with cruise visitors from across the world. I look forward to working with the Management Committee and rest of our membership in our endeavours to further position Scotland as a must-visit destination.”

(Cruise Scotland)