Alasdair was appointed to Hardy’s Board as Non‑Executive Chairman in January 2012. He is also chairman of Argenta Holdings plc, an unlisted holding company which trades in Lloyds of London, and Chairman of Motor Fuel Group.
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 Oxford. He was the recipient of the Grampian Industrialist of the Year (2001) award, the Scottish Business Achievement Awards Trust International Business Achievement Award (2000) and the Scottish Business Achievement Awards 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.