New Forth Ports exec to focus on decommissioning

Ann Rooney

Forth Ports, the UK’s third largest ports group, said it appointed Ann Rooney as its new business development manager to focus on oil and gas support and decommissioning activity for Scotland.

Forth Ports is owned by Arcus Infrastructure Partners.

Rooney is a senior executive experienced in business development and operational functions within the shipping, logistics and marine sector.

She previously worked with DB Schenker for seven years in various roles and also with GAC Shipping Limited as project coordinator and ships agent.

Rooney will be based in Aberdeen and work across the Scottish operation, which operates seven commercial ports on the Tay and Forth Estuaries, with her main focus on the ports of Dundee, Leith and Rosyth, working with David Webster and Fiona Doherty, the port managers for these areas.

Rooney will also work closely with the team at Dundeecom on joint opportunities in decommissioning.

Forth Ports chief operating officer Stuart Wallace said:  “Ann’s appointment comes at an important time for Forth Ports’ as we focus on attracting work from the oil and gas and decommissioning sector to our ports on the Tay and Forth Estuaries.

“Ann brings a wealth of experience and she has a strong track record in delivering results.”

Rooney said: “This is an exciting time for Forth Ports as they position their key ports as hubs for NSO, decommissioning and offshore renewables.

“I am confident that there are a number of opportunities particularly in the decommissioning market for the ports and I am looking forward to playing my part in securing this business.”