Moray’s harbours have a new boss at the helm.
As development operations manager, Malcolm McKenzie will be responsible for exploiting the potential of all of the region’s ports.
The former Dover harbourmaster who was made an MBE for his service with the Royal Navy during the second Gulf War, said he was looking forward to the challenge of his new role with Moray Council.
Mr McKenzie, 51, said: “I’ve seen what other areas have done with their harbour resources, and it’s clear that the Moray coastline has huge potential for leisure boating and commercial development.
“The case for the economic development of Moray’s harbours is overwhelming, and I’m looking forward to meeting with local boating associations to explore the best way forward.”
Mr McKenzie is a former commander of destroyer and frigate class warships in the Royal Navy.
He was made an MBE in 2004 for his services during the Second Gulf War in Iraq.
Head of direct service at Moray Council, Steve Cooper, said he was delighted to welcome Mr McKenzie to the area.
“Malcolm’s experience both in Dover and in the Royal Navy at commander level, will be a great asset to the future of Moray’s harbours,” he said.