Born and raised in Fife, Rooney joins the trust port with more than 15 years’ experience in the maritime and international logistics sector, having previously been the Business Development Director at FIS Chemicals and Business Development Manager at Forth Ports.
In this new executive management role, she will lead on delivering strategic growth for the port as Montrose positions itself as the key hub for operations and maintenance activity for offshore renewables as well as emerging marine and energy technologies in Scotland.
An experienced senior leader in business development and port operations, Rooney has a wealth of knowledge and expertise working in the renewables, decommissioning and oil & gas industries from her previous role at Forth Ports for four-and-a-half years.
Prior to her post at Forth Ports, she worked at transportation and logistics provider, DB Schenker, for over six years in various positions and at GAC Shipping as a ships agent and project coordinator, a role that led to working in ports both in the UK and overseas, making her well suited to take on this senior position at Montrose Port Authority.
Commenting on her new appointment, Ms Rooney said: "I am absolutely thrilled to be joining Montrose Port Authority during this remarkable period of exponential growth. The port has been witnessing tremendous progress in the offshore energy sector, and I am eagerly looking forward to contributing to its journey of becoming a dynamic hub for renewables and innovation."
Port CEO Tom Hutchison said: “We are delighted to welcome Ann to our executive team. With her deep understanding of the maritime and energy industries and proven track record of working in senior leadership positions, Ann’s experience will be immensely valuable as we continue to open ourselves to exciting opportunities, develop our service offering and drive sustainable growth.”