Alastair Kennedy

Executive Chairman

What is your position at NSA?

Executive Chairman.

How long have you been at NSA?

Since the opening of the facility in 2012.

What is your background in your working life?

Over my working life I have been Senior Branch Manager with NWS Ltd, the finance arm of the Bank of Scotland. Following on from this, I worked as Head of Investment for Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise (formerly part of Highlands & Islands Enterprise) before joining Ross County Football Club as their Chief Executive. Whilst still involved with Ross County, I moved to a role as Communications Director at Global Energy Group and in 2012, took up the role of Chairman of Nigg Skills Academy. I enjoy trying to help people get on in life and feel the academy gives great opportunities for people to develop new skills, gain meaningful qualifications and move into well paid work.

What would you say to anyone looking to start a career in the energy & engineering sector?

There are many different opportunities in the energy and engineering industries at this time which can provide you with a really enjoyable and well-paid career for life if you wish. Our practical courses are a great introduction to anyone finding out what elements they might enjoy and moving on to what could be an apprenticeship or job opportunity in the many industries being progressed at this exciting time for our area.

Alastair Kennedy - Executive Chairman