Iain MacKinnon – Awarded MBE

The New Year has begun with celebration as long-serving Workboat Association ally and previous Secretary to the Maritime Skills Alliance Iain MacKinnon’ is awarded an MBE in the UK New Year’s Honours list 2023.

The award  citation reads;  ‘For services to the Maritime Sector’.

Iain has provided a large amount of time, effort and experience to the benefit of the Workboat Association and the wider maritime community since he began his role with the MSA 10 years ago. Most notably for us, his help with the Workboat Apprenticeships and the Maritime Skills Qualifications. Iain retired from his role with the MSA last year and handed over the reigns to David Tournay, he is however still within the industry working as a freelance consultant within maritime education and training – we are sure it is not the last we have seen of him!

Bill Walworth, Chair of the MSA commented “This award is richly deserved and it is fantastic to see maritime skills and the MSA on the list, Well done Iain and thank you, this news has started the year off on a great note”


Congratulations Iain and thank you

Iain MacKinnon – Awarded MBE