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Roy Buchan Joins Aberdeen Minerals’ Board of Directors

October 11, 2023

Aberdeen Minerals announces the appointment of Roy Buchan as an independent non-executive director to its board.

Mr Buchan is a prominent business leader in North East Scotland with a career spanning over four decades in the energy, technology and infrastructure sectors. He is currently Chair of the Port of Aberdeen, Scotland’s largest berthage port. The Port of Aberdeen is an international hub for energy, trade, and tourism, with more than half a billion pounds invested to enhance its infrastructure in recent years.

Throughout his career, Mr Buchan has held a broad range of senior leadership roles, latterly as Chief Operations Officer at Ithaca Energy, and more recently as a board member of Artificial Intelligence solutions provider OPEX Group.

Mr Buchan qualified as a mechanical engineer with a master’s degree in offshore engineering from the Robert Gordon University, has an MBA from University of Strathclyde and is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering.

Patrick Murphy, Chair of Aberdeen Minerals, commented:

“I’m very pleased we have secured the services of a person of Roy’s calibre and standing in the Aberdeen business community. He will play a key role in enabling Aberdeen Minerals to achieve its strategic objectives and in positioning the business for sustained success.”


Enquiries and further information:

Fraser Gardiner, CEO     Phone: 0800 047 8736    Email:
Patrick Murphy, Chair


About Aberdeen Minerals

Aberdeen Minerals is a privately owned UK company focused on the exploration and development of battery metal deposits in North East Scotland. Active since 2018, the company has secured exclusive land access and exploration agreements with a package of landowners over geologically prospective areas of Aberdeenshire. Demand is growing for battery metals, including those targeted by the company in North East Scotland, which are strategically important for long term, responsibly sourced and secure supplies of the raw materials critical to the transition to a green economy in Scotland and the UK.