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Belfast Harbour boss is to leave his role after 12 years


Departure: Roy Adair

Departure: Roy Adair

Departure: Roy Adair

Belfast Harbour chief executive Roy Adair is to step down from his post after 12 years. It is now actively recruiting Mr Adair's replacement for the top role, which he will vacate next year.

Mr Adair previously held positions with Rothmans International, Flexibox International and the Northern Ireland Quality Centre, where he was the organisation's first chief executive.

"With the planned retirement of the current chief executive in 2018, the Board of Belfast Harbour Commissioners is seeking to appoint a highly experienced and accomplished professional to lead the organisation along its continued programme of strategic investment and growth," Belfast Harbour said.

The Harbour and its port customers now handle 70% of Northern Ireland's seaborne trade and around 20% of the entire island's.

During his period in charge of the business, Mr Adair has overseen 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 grade A office space.