Alasdair is the Founder and Chairman of Motor Fuel Group, the UK’s largest owner of petrol station forecourts. He is also Chairman of First Property Group plc, an AIM-listed property asset management business.
He is the former executive chairman of Abbot Group plc, an oil services company which he founded in 1992. It was listed on the London Stock Exchange from 1995 until its sale in 2008 for £906 million to Turbo Alpha Ltd, a company controlled by a US private equity fund. He sold his remaining interest in the group and stepped down altogether in 2009.
His early career started in investment banking at Citigroup in 1974, where he specialised in shipping and oil.
Mr Locke holds a History and Economics degree from the University of Oxford. He was the recipient of the Grampian Industrialist of the Year (2001) award and the Scottish Business Achievement Awards Trust International Business Achievement Award (2000). In addition, he was the Scottish Business Achievement Awards Entrepreneur of the Year (1999) and the EY Overall Entrepreneur of the Year (1999).
Mr Locke is also the Non-Executive Chairman of Well-Safe Solutions Ltd and the major shareholder, taking on this role when the business was formed in August 2017.