Colin McWhannell (1964)
After leaving Loretto in 1964, Colin commenced his CA training in Edinburgh and on qualifying in 1969 he joined Shell Chemicals UK Ltd occupying a number of different positions both in the UK and abroad (including Nigeria, Qatar, Kenya, Colombia and Italy) over the next 25 years.
He met his wife to be, Willa, while working in Doha where Willa was the secretary to the British Ambassador. They married in Doha in 1974 and have three children, twins Fiona and Amy and son Duncan (also an OL) all of whom are now married and have provided Colin & Willa with 5 beautiful grandchildren.
Colin’s stint with Shell was followed by a number of years working with Victor Wood (OL) and latterly Tim Wood (OL) as Finance Director of McInroy & Wood Ltd., a personal investment management company based in Haddington.
Colin is now happily retired and living in East Linton enjoying the freedom to travel, again, and attempting, mostly unsuccessfully, to improve his golf handicap. He is involved with the local community and has enjoyed the opportunity to renew his acquaintance with Loretto School in his capacity as Treasurer of the Lorettonian Society over the past years.