Sir Moir Lockhead – First Group
Moir Lockhead left school at 15 and started work as an apprentice mechanic. He followed a career in engineering until he joined Grampian Regional Transport in 1985 as General Manager, where he led a successful employee/ management buy-out of the company in 1989.
As founding Director and CEO, he saw the company grow to be the largest provider of rail and bus services in the UK and, with over 60,000 yellow school buses, the largest provider of school bus travel in the USA and Canada. From small beginnings in Aberdeen, the company now carries 4 million students per day and over 2.5 billion passengers a year, including the iconic Greyhound network in the USA and Canada. The company employs over 130,000 staff worldwide.
Sir Moir received the 1993 Grampian Industrialist of the year award for his business leadership and entrepreneurial skills. He awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 1996. In 2008 he was awarded a Knighthood for services to transport in the Queen’s Birthday Honours and was named IoD Scotland Director of the Year. In 2009 he was again an award winner at the IoD Scotland Awards, being named Global Director of the Year. He received an Honorary Degree of Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Aberdeen as well as being appointed Senior Governor of the University of Aberdeen Court. In 2010 Sir Moir was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Society of Operations Engineers, a body of which he has been a member for over 40 years. In May 2010 Sir Moir became the President of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport. He is also a Board member of VisitBritain.
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