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Sir Moir Lockhead
OBE The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry An order of chivalry, order of knighthood, chivalric order, or equestrian order is an order of knights typically founded during or inspired by the original Cathol ...
DHC (born 25 April 1945 in
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) is an English businessman. He was Chief Executive and Deputy Chairman of UK transport group
FirstGroup FirstGroup plc is a British Multinational corporation, multi-national transport group, based in Aberdeen, Scotland.West Cornforth Secondary Modern) at 15 to become apprentice mechanic in a bus garage in Darlington, before working for a short period as a management trainee with Tarmac (company), Tarmac. In 1979, he was appointed Chief Engineer of Glasgow City Transport. He joined First Aberdeen, Grampian Regional Transport in 1985 as General Manager, and went on to lead the successful employee buy-out as GRT Group. He was made an Order of the British Empire, Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1996 for services to the Bus transport in the United Kingdom, bus industry. He is a past President of the Confederation of Passenger Transport. He was Knight Bachelor, knighted in the Birthday Honours 2008, 2008 Birthday Honours. In 2009, the University of Aberdeen awarded him a Doctor honoris causa, Doctorate ''honoris causa'' (DHC). In 2010, he was awarded the VisitScotland Silver Thistle Award for outstanding services to the tourism industry in Scotland. In 2011, he was appointed Chairman of the Scottish Rugby Union. In 2014, he was re-appointed for a second three-year term. In 2014, he was appointed Chairman of the National Trust for Scotland. In January 2011, First Great Western powercar British Rail Class 43 (HST), 43160 was named ''Sir Moir Lockhead'' as was First ScotRail diesel multiple unit British Rail Class 170, 170401 in March 2011.Two ScotRail 170s named ''Today's Railways UK'' issue 113 May 2011 page 67


Personal life

Lockhead is married with four children and lives on his family's cattle farm near Aberdeen where he breeds Highland cattle.


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