Regarded by many as the Oil capital of Europe, Aberdeen continues to be a busy hub for what is now more appropriately regarded as the more encompassing energy sector with the increasing move towards renewables.

Whilst the industry may be changing the knowledge and expertise developed over the years by the inhabitants of Aberdeen and the North Sea sector is being adapted towards other forms of energy.

The harbour itself is expanding to cater for the much larger vessels now being utilised in the energy sector. It is also being touted as a destination for cruise ships and large yachts once the Nigg Bay transformation is complete because Aberdeen is the gateway to Royal Deeside and the thousands of square miles of open spaces inland of the city.

The vessels being used in the energy sector are now becoming more technologically advanced and require a new breed of seafarer to not only cope with the hostile operating environment of the North Sea but also the technology at their fingertips.

The Voyonic Crew Management Group operation in the “Granite City” is Donald MacKenzie.

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Donald MacKenzie

The Voyonic Crew Management Group operation in the “Granite City” is headed up by Donald MacKenzie.

Donald brings with him 25 years experience in the maritime sector of the oil and gas industry with knowledge and experience in financial, commercial and HR management. He holds an MBA, from University of Wales/Manchester Business School and is an experienced Chartered Accountant and HR specialist, with a stong focus on transformation of business through empowerment of personnel at all levels.

Donald was Marine Personnel Manager for the Aberdeen operation of an offshore shipping company and was General Manager for the medical personnel supply division of an occupational health company.

Donald has held senior International HR positions with vessel owners and operators. He travelled extensively in the Caspian Region, West Africa, SE Asia, Middle East and the Americas for business.

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