Our people

Find out more about the Scotland Food & Drink team.

Proud to serve our members and our industry 

 

Supporting our members and Scotland’s food and drink sector takes a huge team effort. The people who comprise our boards, leadership and teams have the experience, business acumen and tenacity to continue our relentless pursuit of excellence. 

Our team

Our team are the heartbeat and engine-room of Scotland Food & Drink. They work together with businesses and industry partners to support membership, provide leadership and strategic thinking and analyse trends. 

Iain Baxter

Chief Executive of Scotland Food & Drink

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Claire Bisset

HR Director of Scotland Food & Drink

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Amanda Brown

Programme Director of Scotland Food & Drink

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Gemma Gillespie

Finance Director of Scotland Food & Drink

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Ellis Allan

Programme Manager

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Argyro Argyriadi

HR Officer

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Heath Booth

IT Manager

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Derek Brown

Business Development Manager, West Scotland

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Andrew Burns

HR Administrator

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Tracy Cameron

Business Development Manager, Highlands & Islands

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Shona Cherry

Net Zero Programme Communication and Engagement Manager

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Linda Chirnside

Business Development Manager, Affiliates

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Jamie Durkin

Strategic Marketing Manager UK

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Matthew Farmer

UKMD Graduate

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Abbie Farquhar

Project Coordinator

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Anne-Laure Farrar

UK Market Insight Manager

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Adam Forrest

Organic Development Manager

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Rachel Garvey

Social Media & Website Manager

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Ewan Harvie

UKMD Graduate

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Joe Hind

Policy Manager

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Catherine Johnston

Administrator

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Harrie Kelly

Communications & Marketing Manager

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Rory MacKinnon

Strategy Programme Coordinator

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Andrew Niven

Strategic Market Intelligence Manager

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Ami Pattni

Events Manager

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April Pollock

UKMD Graduate

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Stephanie Pritchard

Head of Supplier Development

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Fiona Richmond

Head of Regional Food

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Jenefer Strathie

Senior Communications & Marketing Manager

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Denis Sweeney

Head of Business Development and Business Development Manager, East Scotland

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Carol Saunders

Head of Insights

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Sinead Thomas

Head of Brands and Communications

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Fiona Ure

Personal Assistant to Chief Executive Office

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Jessica Van Tromp

Project Manager - Showcasing Scotland

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Helen Wallace

UK Market Development Manager

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Sharon Watt

Project Administrator

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Our People

We are always on the lookout for talented and passionate people

Our people are the lifeblood of our organisation. The better they are, the better we are, the better we can support the industry. If you’ve got the right attitude and the right skills, then have a look at our current vacancies to see if there could be a place for you. 

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