February 21, 2014 - 6:55pm - by The Club Office
Originally from the Borders, Ian served in the Merchant Navy with the Ben Line of Leith, gaining his Master Mariners Certificate at aberdeen Nautical College. He transferred into the drilling world abroad then into the North Sea. He served on Shell Expro's offshore production platforms as Offshore Installation Manager (OIM) prior to coming onshore as HSE Manager. Following a long service with Shell he joined Aker Kvaerner again in the North Sea operations and decommissioning but also doing 3 years as HSE Manager in Kazakhstan on the Kashagan Field hook up in the Caspian Sea. A secondment of 3 years to lead the industry safety forum, Step Change in Safety, has made him appreciate and share his knowledge of the importance of HSE in business. Since returning from Kazakhstan Ian set up his own consultancy, Corum Marine Safety Ltd and currently works with major North Sea Operators & Contractors on Management of Change, HSE & Marine projects.
Born in Essex, Richard obtained a BSc degree in Geology from Bristol University before joining Shell International as a well site petroleum engineer in 1981.
Following an initial period working on land rigs in Holland as a petroleum engineer, Richard transferred to the drilling department and worked his way up from assistant driller to drilling supervisor on land rigs in Holland, Thailand and Oman.
Following his departure from Shell in 1989 he spent five years working for various oil and gas operators in the North Sea in both onshore and offshore engineering and supervisory positions including two and half years as a senior drilling supervisor on the Claymore platform for Elf Enterprise Caledonia. Since 1994 Richard has worked on projects for both small and large international operators in a number of countries including Algeria, Pakistan, Trinidad, USA, Colombia, UK, Egypt, Holland, Ethiopia, Poland, Falklands and Equatorial Guinea.
Richard cofounded REC Consultancy Services Limited with Dave Mackay in 2007.
Richard is a Chartered Engineer, a fellow of the Geological Society of London and Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Professor Phyo Kyaw Myint
MBBS, MD, FRCP (Edin.) FRCP (Lond.)
Clinical Chair in Medicine of Old Age
School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Aberdeen
Born in Myanmar (formerly Burma), Phyo is the first person in his family to enter into the medical profession! He spent a rather long medical student life (10 years) - 6.5 years long medical course + 3.5 years of school closure due to political unrest in Myanmar and closure of medical schools between 1988-1991, and again in 1992 during which he served as volunteer house officer in No (2) Military Hospital (Surgical Unit) and the Professorial Unit of Medicine in Yangon General Hospital. He started postgraduate medical training in the UK in 1997 and held junior clinical training posts in Yorkshire and East Kent regions and Specialist Registrar posts in Mersey and East Anglia regions. He was awarded the Stroke Association Clinical Fellowship and received clinical stroke training in Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. He was trained in Clinical Epidemiology in Cambridge (Clinical Gerontology Unit, University of Cambridge) and Norwich, UK. He was conferred the Doctor of Medicine (MD) in 2007 with the Thesis “Healthy Ageing: Determinants and Outcomes of Functional Health in EPIC-Norfolk”. As a specialist trainee he has involved with founding the trainees group of the British Association of Stroke Physicians and served the British Geriatrics Society as Elected Vice-Chair (2003-2005) and then Elected Chair (2005-2007) of the Trainees group.
He completed higher medical specialist training in March 2008 with accreditations in General Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine with sub-specialty in Stroke Medicine. He took up his first senior academic appointment with the Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia in April 2008 as Clinical Senior Lecturer in Ageing and Stroke Medicine. He became Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 2010 and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London in 2012. He moved to Scotland in August 2013 to take up the position of Clinical Chair in Medicine of Old Age with the University of Aberdeen School of Medicine & Dentistry.
He sat in the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) COPD update Guideline Development Group and was a Steering Committee Member of National COPD Resources and Outcomes Audit. He became the Royal College of Physicians of London Representative of Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) Council and also a member of Clinical Studies Group of National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Dementia and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network (DeNDRoN) in 2013. He joined RNUC as an ordinary member in February 2014.
Phyo's research interests include clinical epidemiology and outcome research in cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, determinants of physical and mental ageing (healthy ageing), clinical geriatrics (extreme old age, disability, pneumonia, futility and CPR decisions) and health services research of conditions prevalent in older age.
February 7, 2014 - 12:22pm - by The Club Office
On Friday 31st January 2014, Club Members and their guests were treated to a fantastic Burns Supper. Entertainment to a sold out Dining Room and Garden Room included poets, singers, musicans, speeches and toasts.
A sold-out Burns Supper was also held on Saturday 18th January, and we are delighted to announce that the dates for next year have been set for Saturday 17th January 2015 and Friday 30th January 2015.
A selection of photos from this fabulous night can be viewed on our Facebook Page:
January 17, 2014 - 4:38am - by The Club Office
The building work, decoration and equipping of the New Business Centre has been completed, and it is now open.
The Centre is located in the basement of the Club, next to the Library, in what used to be a storage space. This new space is equipped to provide Members with a quiet place to work or just relax in the new seating area.
Two PCs have been installed and the whole area has a Wi-Fi internet connection. A Wi-Fi Printer has also been installed, that you can connect to from any device.
December 6, 2013 - 11:47am - by The Club Office
We are delighted to announce that a reciprocal arrangement has been formed with the Phyllis Court Club, in Henley on Thames.
November 13, 2013 - 9:51am - by The Club Office
We are delighted to announce that a reciprocal arrangement has been formed with two new Clubs.
+34 934 156 000
Real Sociedad Valenciana de Agricultura y Deportes
Calle Comedias No 12
+34 963 517 142
October 9, 2013 - 9:21am - by The Club Office
The Dining Room was sold out to capacity, and you could hear a pin drop as the entertainers thrilled everyone present with their collection of Traditional Scottish Fiddle Music and Singing.
September 30, 2013 - 8:04am - by The Club Office
On Saturday 28th September, RNUC Members Ken Watmough and Sandy Law, pictured, entertained a sold out Dining Room with their knowledge and anecdotes from 30 years in the Fish trade.
A sumptuous four course fish inspired menu completed the evening.
September 19, 2013 - 12:06pm - by The Club Office
Ignacio Chanzá was born in Valencia. He is a Spanish lawyer and since 1998 has been practicing the legal profession in Spain where he is the senior partner of his own legal firm based in Valencia. This legal firm was founded by his grandfather in 1930 and continued by his father.
Ignacio and his family have been holidaying in Scotland for the past fourteen years, enjoying and living in a country they are passionate about. In July 2009 they moved to Scotland for a year because Ignacio started his private study on Scots law. He joined a legal firm in Edinburgh in order to know the Scottish legal system and the legal profession.
He qualified as a Scottish solicitor in 2012 and was duly admitted in February 2013, being enrolled in the Law Society of Scotland.
In August 2013 he was appointed as a Consultant at James and George Collie where he practices in both Spanish and Scottish law.
Ignacio is the current Honorary Consul of Spain for the North of Scotland. He is also an Advocate in Aberdeen and Notary public.
Alan William Silver
Alan is an Aberdonian having attended Aberdeen Grammar School and Robert Gordons Institute of Technology Aberdeen University studying in Civil Engineering and is now a Chartered Civil Engineer.
After quallifing he went to Leicestershire to work on a major motorway contract (M1) with Sir Robert McAlpine.
Two years Iater he moved on to work in Libya on harbours and airports in Benghazi and Sebha with Sir William Halcrow and Partners.
He lived and worked in London for a couple of years before moving to the midlands to work on further road schemes.
In 1971 moved back to Aberdeen to work for the Local Authority and eventually progressed career to become Director of Roads for Grampian Region.
He was a member of Junior Chamber Aberdeen and has been a member of Rotary since 1980 having served as president of the Aberdeen Club.
Also involved in Grampian Transport Museum and still drives steam engines on the road not railway engines and is on the board of Castlegate Arts Ltd which manages Aberdeen Arts Centre (ACT Aberdeen).
Professionally he is still involved with Engineering Council in the accreditation of university degrees in Engineering
Alan is married to Margaret an artist and they have two sons and two grandchildren.
Richard was born in 1962 in Dundee. He attended High School in Dundee and then the University of Aberdeen, achieving a Master of Arts in Social Science. He then graduated from Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in July 85.
After University he worked for a Chartered Surveying firm in Aberdeen – F G Burnett’s - before moving to Lickley Proctor and Burnett in Dundee in 1985. Gradually he specialised in residential and commercial property management and, having become a partner in 1991, concentrated on that aspect of the practice.
In 2001 he moved to Blackadders Solicitors to set up Blackadders Property Management, until February 2008 when he resigned from Blackadders and took a 6 month career break, spending much time hill walking, culminating in a successful accent of Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the highest free standing mountain in the world, at 19,635ft.
In October 2008 he became a Director of The Property Management Company (Dundee) Ltd in Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire. His role has now expanded in to that of Customer Services Director, where he leads all Customer–facing services.
He is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Institute of Residential Property Managers. Away from work, he spent 13 years with Dundee Round Table, chairing it in 2000 and chairing the Millennium European Conference of the Europe 30 organisation. He is now an active member of the Rotary Club of Dundee, as well as being a keen sportsman, a competent game shot, a most unlucky fisherman and a dedicated skier.
Richard has been married for 26 years to Lesley, a chartered physiotherapist. They have one daughter, Sally aged 15, who can now sadly out-ski her father.
August 28, 2013 - 9:16am - by The Club Office
Born in Aberdeen and attended Loirston and Charleston Primary Schools before moving on to Robert Gordon’s College. At RGC he was heavily involved with charitable work chairing the Make Poverty History Committee as well as being involved with other issues; work for which he received the Lions Club Award for Services to the Community.
After this he attended the University of St Andrews, where he graduated with a 2.1 MA(Hons) in Management. Again whilst at university he was heavily involved with charitable work, sitting on the medical committee as Charity Representative. Whilst at university he also set up two companies. One in conjunction with an entrepreneurial course, the company sold items of clothing with sayings familiar to the students of the university; all the proceeds from this venture were donated to charity. He then set up a company with a fellow student, 2Distribute, in conjunction with other students in Wales. This company was initially set up to distribute the product One water (a bottled water where all proceeds are donated to charity) but as the products offered by the One company grew, so did the products 2Distribute offered. He set up a student society to work alongside the business once it had grown to a sustainable size; this was done so that the company could concentrate on the business side whilst the society could run events and raise awareness. He sat on this committee as Vice President whilst overseeing the running of the company. During university, he also undertook an internship through the Saltire Foundation (set up to seek out Scotland future leaders and send them on internships around the world) with Morgan Stanley in New York.
After university he moved to London to take up his position as a Trainee Financial Planner with a top IFA. He attained professional qualifications in the course of his employment; where he managed client portfolios averaging in excess of £1 million. Following his decision to return to Aberdeen, he became employed by Medical & Dental Financial Planners as a paraplanner and technical support. He is now about to start a Masters degree at Aberdeen studying Finance and Investment Management.
Professor William G. Naphy
Professor Naphy received a Bachelor of Arts (Latin) degree from the College of William and Mary in 1982, a Master of Divinity (Historical Theology) degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (1987), where he lectured in Latin (1985-89), and his doctorate (in Reformation History) from the University of St Andrews in 1993. He was appointed a lecturer at the University of Manchester in 1993 and, in 1996, at Aberdeen where he was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1999. He was awarded a personal chair in 2007. He is the author of six books with translations into six languages as well as numerous edited volumes and articles in scholarly journals (including a French journal on politics and an American biomedical journal). His monographs are:
• Calvin and the Consolidation of the Genevan Reformation;
• The Black Death; Sex Crimes from Renaissance to Reformation;
• Sex Crimes from Renaissance to the Enlightenment
• Plagues, Poison and Potions: Plague-Spreading Conspiracies in the Western Alps, c. 1530-1640;
• Born to Gay: A History of Homosexuality;
• The Protestant Revolution from Martin Luther to Martin Luther King, Jr.
He has made frequent appearances in the media (Channel 4; Grampian TV; BBC-Scotland; BBC-Radio 4: Start the Week) as a specialist on the history of crime, social control, witchcraft, plague, and sexuality. He is a leading authority on Calvin’s Geneva during the sixteenth century as well as the history of crime and punishment in the early modern period. Professor Naphy is also a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a member of the American Historical Association, the American Catholic Association and the Sixteenth Century Studies Society among other learned bodies. From October 2009 until August 2013, he was the Director of Graduate School for the College of Arts and Social Sciences. He is now the Dean for North American Affairs with responsibilities relating to student recruitment, alumni relations and development trust activities in Canada, Mexico and the United States on behalf of the university.
was born into a British military family in Germany in 1990 and for the
first part of his life lived in Hong Kong, followed by Germany. The
family settled in Salisbury, where Chris attended the Cathedral School
and Bishop Wordsworth’s. He has recently graduated with a Geology degree
from the University of St Andrews, and currently works as an oil &
gas exploration data manager in central Aberdeen. He has previously
worked at KPMG, in Canary Wharf, and HESS Corporation in Westminster.
August 15, 2013 - 8:18am - by The Club Office
James was born in Aberdeen and at 19 years of age joined Grampian Police subsequently serving in uniform and CID roles. In 2005 he was awarded the ‘Iraq Reconstruction Medal’ following a year located in the Maysan Province of Iraq, training and mentoring the new Iraqi Police Service on behalf of the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office. He is a graduate of Robert Gordon University and has worked in Business Development and General Management roles within the Oil & Gas Sector. He is currently Group Development Director for Salos Sunesis Ltd, a company specialising in coaching within Drilling Operations. In his spare time he enjoys time with his 3 grandsons, playing golf and supporting Fulham FC where his son Jack is a professional footballer.Steve Adams
I am the International Sales Manager and Business Manager – Aberdeen for Infield Systems Limited, head office being placed in the City of London.
I have recently moved north to Scotland with my wife, Kate, and have now settled in Tarves, Aberdeenshire.
I have been working in association to the offshore oil and gas industry in the research and supply of market intelligence and forecasts for over 29 years, with previous employment at Clarksons Research and Oilfield Publications. I have been a regular visitor to Aberdeen and Scotland as a whole for a similar period of time.
Likes and hobbies include Clay Pigeon Shooting, Food (cooking) and Wine (appreciation and consumption of), Gardening and general Bonhomie.
David Reid was born and raised in Aberdeen, attending Aberdeen Grammar School before going on to study Medicine at the University. He wrote his MD thesis on osteoporosis whilst working as a Lecturer for the University of Edinburgh. Returning to Aberdeen he became an NHS consultant in the Department of Rheumatology. He transferred to a University post in 1997 and was promoted to Professor of Rheumatology. In 2004 he became Head of Department of Medicine & Therapeutics and then Head of the Division of Applied Medicine before taking up his current position as Head of School (Dean) of Medicine & Dentistry in 2011. He also became Research and Development Director for NHS Grampian in the same year. He has undertaken extensive clinical research into osteoporosis and other disorders of the bone and joints leading to the publication of over 350 research papers, reviews and book chapters to date.
Because of his work in the 1990s as a member of a working party for the UK Department of Health headed by Baroness Cumberledge advising on the future impact and need for patients with osteoporosis he became increasingly involved with the National Osteoporosis Society (NOS) eventually serving for 4 years as the Chair of the Board of the charity. He has always enjoyed fund raising for the NOS and took up marathon running when someone mentioned the possibility of sponsorship! These days he still enjoys running but 10k is enough. With 3 grown up children there is now time to go walking with Lesley, his wife or to attend concerts of all types. They enjoy travelling and with a son in Sydney there is a good excuse although having just completed the Fife Coastal Path, their sights are set on the Southern Upland Way.
Having been born in Stepney, within the sound of Bow Bells, technically I am a Cockney. However after my school days in North West London I left home to read mathematics at Hull University, where I met Sheila, my future wife, who was studying history. After graduating we married at Christchurch Priory in Hampshire near Shelia’s parental home. Following my Master’s Degree at Hull we moved up to Scotland in order for me to undertake PhD studies at St. Andrews University, whilst Sheila started a career in teaching. Following my PhD I embarked on an academic career taking up posts at Institutes in England and Scotland. We finally arrived in Aberdeen, with our daughter Katherine, then aged 5, in 1983.
My primary research interests involved collaborating with practising oncologists in developing new and novel radiotherapy and chemotherapy regimens for the treatment of cancer.
After retirement from academic life in 2001 I became heavily involved as Lay Reader in life at St. Ternan’s Episcopal Church, Muchalls, until retiring in December 2012. I remain as Eucharistic Assistant, helping with services and reserved sacrament from time to time. I have also indulged in various favourite past times, including playing bridge and golf, hill walking, theatre going and being a book club member. Following the birth of our grand-daughter Francesca three years ago, Sheila and I can often be found on the train travelling down to Redhill in Surrey.