Brought up in the village of Knock, Mr MacLeod’s family has had a long connection with the Port. His great-grandfather owned and skippered the sailing vessel Muirneag, one of the most famous fishing vessels of its time. Following a period of time working in Glasgow with the civil engineering company Lilley Construction, Mr MacLeod worked with Fletcher Construction in Auckland, New Zealand, which included working on the America’s Cup viaduct basin facilities. Following his return from New Zealand, he has worked for a long-established civil engineering company during which time he worked on a number of projects around Stornoway harbour. He commenced employment with the Authority as Chief Executive in July 2015.