Sir Moir Lockhead, Chairman

Sir Moir Lockhead

Year joined: 2011

Board term: first term (2011-2014), second term (2014-2017)

Sir Moir Lockhead was appointed as the chairman of the Scottish Rugby Board on 1 July 2011 following a distinguished career in industry. Scottish Rugby’s Board invited Sir Moir to continue for a second three year term running from the summer of 2014 until 2017


Sir Moir was previously chief Executive and deputy chairman of First Group plc, the leading transport operator in the UK and North America. Originally a mechanical engineer, Moir left school at 15 to become apprentice mechanic, joined Grampian Regional Transport in 1985 as General Manager and went on to lead the successful employee buy-out and subsequent listing of the business on the London Stock Exchange.

Under his leadership the business grew from 500 employees and £15m of revenues in 1989 to become one of the world’s leading transport operators with revenues of over £6bn and more than 130,000 employees.

Sir Moir is married with four children and lives on his family's farm near Aberdeen. He was awarded a knighthood for services to transport in 2008 and awarded an OBE in 1996.