Donald Cameron, FRINA, MCMS. - Managing Director
Donald is the Managing Director of Macduff Ship Design Ltd. He started his career in the mid seventies as an apprentice draughtsman at Campbeltown Shipyard, Argyll, Scotland. From here he moved on to work as a naval architect with the Napier Company, Arbroath, before taking up the position as Drawing Office Manager at Herd and Mackenzie Shipyard, Buckie. From Buckie Donald travelled South to take up a vacancy with the James N. Miller & Sons Shipbuilder in Fife where he rose to the position of Technical Director. He remained with this company until the shipyard was closed in the early nineties when he moved North again and formed Macduff Ship Design Ltd. During his long career in the marine industry Donald has been at the forefront of fishing vessel tug and ferry design.
Sandy joined Macduff Ship Design Ltd in 1996. He started his career as an apprentice draughtsman at Robb Caledon Shipyard, Dundee, before going on to become a naval architect with British Shipbuilders. In the late eighties Sandy moved to Arbroath to take up a position as a naval architect with the Napier Company where he remained until joining the team at Macduff. During his many years in the marine industry, Sandy has acquired a vast experience in all types of ship design. Since joining Macduff Sandy has been integral in the development of the diverse designs produced by the company and to help keep Macduff Ship Design Ltd ahead of the field.
Ian Ellis, MRINA. - Director
Ian joined Macduff Ship Design Ltd after finishing a Masters Degree in Naval Architecture at Newcastle University in the early nineties, he has been at the forefront of Macduff Ship Design Ltd's drive to enhance new technologies and has built up a wealth of experience in ship design whilst developing the Macduff portfolio. Ian was made a Director in January 2014 to mark his contributions to the company's success.
Alan left school and worked alongside Donald as an apprentice draughtsman at the James N Miller & Son Shipyard in Fife. Joined Macduff Ship Design Ltd as a draughtsman/assistant naval architect when the company was formed in 1993 and has built up a high level of experience operating CAD draughting packages.
Tracey joined the team at Macduff Ship Design Ltd in 1995. She occupies the role of financial controller and company secretary, dealing with all accountancy and clerical issues.
Myles joined Macduff Ship Design Ltd as a trainee draughtsman and CAD / IT specialist, after graduating with a BA Hons Degree 1st, in Fine Art. He brought a new dimension to the company, highlighting the progressive nature within the business. He is responsible for highly detailed 3D drawing, conceptual visualisation work and general ship outfitting drawing.
Matthew joined Macduff Ship Design Ltd in March 2012 having graduated from Southampton University with an MEng Ship Science Degree. Matthew continues the company philosphy of bringing graduates into the industry and allowing their talents to develop. Matthew has embraced all aspects of ship design, stability calculations and work to quickly become a key part of the Macduff Ship Design team.
Duncan Joined the company in July 2012 having graduated from Strathclyde University in 2012 with a degree in Naval Architecture and Small Craft Engineering BEng (Hons). Like Matthew, Duncan is now a key member in the Macduff Ship Design team and covers all aspects of ship design including carrying out stability tests on existing vessels.
Rebecca joined Macduff in September 2013 after graduating from the University of Strathclyde with a degree in Naval Architecture and Small Craft Engineering BEng (Hons). Already highly capable at carrying out stability tests and calculations, Rebecca also adds extra CAD drawing capabilities to the team.