Belfast Harbour’s CEO, Roy Adair CBE has confirmed that he is to retire from the business in the Spring of 2018.
Roy has been CEO for more than 12 years presiding over an extremely successful development phase of Belfast Harbour delivering 12 consecutive years of growth. During this time the business has diversified through investment in both Port and Property activities.
Since 2005 Belfast Harbour has invested almost £250m in capital projects including the single biggest capital investment the Port has ever made in the form of the £50m wind turbine D1 Renewable Energy Terminal.
During Roy’s period in charge of the business he has overseen continued growth in Port trade activities and the expansion of the property side of the business which has seen the City Quays development emerge along the waterfront delivering much needed Grade ‘A’ office space and hotel rooms for Belfast and the regional economy. The Harbour has also invested in new and emerging industries exemplified by the recent completion of the £20m Belfast Harbour Studios making Northern Ireland the best catered for UK region in film production after London.
In addition to this he has held a number of non-executive roles locally, nationally and internationally including Chairman of Business in the Community and serving as Prince Charles’ Ambassador for Social Responsibility.
Belfast Harbour has now started the process to appoint a successor for Roy with adverts in local and national press.