Membership

Our Board

The Scotland Food & Drink Board is drawn from a mixture of industry and public sector bodies and its role is to approve and guide the strategy of the organisation. If you wish to indicate interest in being considered for a Board position in future, please send an email for the attention of James Withers, Chief Executive at: claire@foodanddrink.scot

Dennis Overton

Aquascot Limited

Dennis Overton

Dennis Overton is Chairman of Scotland Food & Drink.

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Alex Bruce

Adelphi Distillery

Alex Bruce

Board Member

Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne

Genius Foods

Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne

Board Member

Su Cox

Scottish Salmon Company

Su Cox

Vice-Chair

Andrew Ley

Addleshaw Goddard LLP

Andrew Ley

Board Member

Marion MacCormick

Aldomak

Marion MacCormick

Board Member

Andy McGowan

Scottish Pig Producers

Andy McGowan

Board Member

Susie McIntyre

Kettle Produce

Susie McIntyre

Board Member

Alison Milne

Crafty Maltsters

Alison Milne

Board Member

James Withers

Scotland Food & Drink

James Withers

James Withers is the Chief Executive of Scotland Food & Drink.

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Partnership Board

The Scotland Food & Drink Partnership Board work together to deliver Ambition 2030.

James Withers

Chief Executive, Scotland Food & Drink

James Withers

James Withers is the Chief Executive of Scotland Food & Drink.

Tim Bailey

Chief Executive, Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society

Tim Bailey

Partnership Board Member

Martin Bell

Deputy Director of Trade, Scotch Whisky Association

Martin Bell

Partnership Board Member

Ewen Cameron

Global Head of International Trade – Consumer Industries, SDI

Ewen Cameron

Partnership Board Member

Alan Clarke

Chief Executive, Quality Meat Scotland

Alan Clarke

Partnership Board Member

Peter Cook

Director, Food, Drink and Agriculture, Opportunity North East

Peter Cook

Partnership Board Member

John Davidson

Strategy & External Relations Director, Scotland Food & Drink

John Davidson

Partnership Board Member

Lorna Edward

Senior Manager - Food & Drink, Scottish Enterprise

Lorna Edward

Partnership Board Member

Julie Fitzpatrick

Chief Executive, Moredun Research Institute

Julie Fitzpatrick

Partnership Board Member

Donna Fordyce

Head of Seafood Scotland

Donna Fordyce

Partnership Board Member

Paul Flanagan

Strategy Director for Dairy & Scotland Director, AHDB

Paul Flanagan

Partnership Board Member

Kirk Hunter

Director, Dairy UK

Kirk Hunter

Partnership Board Member

Elaine Jamieson

Head of Food and Drink, Highlands & Islands Enterprise

Elaine Jamieson

Partnership Board Member

Gerry McBride

Strategic Relationship Manager, Skills Development Scotland

Gerry McBride

Partnership Board Member

Tavish Scott

Chief Executive, Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation

Tavish Scott

Partnership Board Member

Alasdair Smith

Chief Executive Officer, Scottish Bakers

Alasdair Smith

Partnership Board Member

David Thomson

Chief Executive Officer, Food and Drink Federation Scotland

David Thomson

Partnership Board Member

Scott Walker

Chief Executive, National Farmers Union Scotland

Scott Walker

Partnership Board Member

Our Team

Our team are our soldiers on the ground. The team is structured to support membership, provide leadership and strategic thinking, analyse trends and work together with industry partners to support our diverse and growing industry.

James Withers

Chief Executive

James Withers

Chief Executive

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John Davidson

Strategy & External Relations Director

John Davidson

Strategy & External Relations Director

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Beverley Hart

Communications & Marketing Director

Beverley Hart

Communications & Marketing Director

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Lucy Husband

Market Development & Business Engagement Director

Lucy Husband

Market Development & Business Engagement Director

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Graham Young

Industry Development & Operations Director

Graham Young

Industry Development & Operations Director

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Ellis Allan

Head of Communications & Marketing

Ellis Allan

Head of Communications & Marketing

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Argyro Argyriadi

HR Assistant

Argyro Argyriadi

HR Assistant

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Claire Bisset

EA to Chief Executive | HR Manager

Claire Bisset

EA to Chief Executive | HR Manager

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Hayley Bruce

Commercial Market Intelligence Manager

Hayley Bruce

Commercial Market Intelligence Manager

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Heath Booth

IT Manager

Heath Booth

IT Manager

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Derek Brown

UK Market Development Manager - Drinks

Derek Brown

UK Market Development Manager - Drinks

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Shona Cherry

Strategy & External Relations Officer

Shona Cherry

Strategy & External Relations Officer

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Linda Chirnside

Business Development Manager

Linda Chirnside

Business Development Manager

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Hannah Kavanagh

Communications & Marketing Officer

Hannah Kavanagh

Communications & Marketing Officer

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Gaynor Kay

Senior Communications & Marketing Manager (UKMD)

Gaynor Kay

Senior Communications & Marketing Manager (UKMD)

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Gillian Kerr

Finance & Office Manager

Gillian Kerr

Finance & Office Manager

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Gary McDonald

Market Development Manager (North East Scotland)

Gary McDonald

Market Development Manager (North East Scotland)

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Jennifer McLachlan

Strategy & External Relations Senior Manager

Jennifer McLachlan

Strategy & External Relations Senior Manager

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Andrew Niven

Strategic Market Intelligence Manager

Andrew Niven

Strategic Market Intelligence Manager

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Ami Pattni

Market & Business Development Support Coordinator - Membership

Ami Pattni

Market & Business Development Support Coordinator - Membership

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Wiebke McFarlane

Market Intelligence Officer

Wiebke McFarlane

Market Intelligence Officer

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Stephanie Pritchard

Head of UK Supplier Development

Stephanie Pritchard

Head of UK Supplier Development

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Fiona Richmond

Head of Regional Food

Fiona Richmond

Head of Regional Food

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Douglas Ross

Communications & Marketing Manager (PR)

Douglas Ross

Communications & Marketing Manager (PR)

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Caroline de Rouffignac

Strategy & External Relations Manager

Caroline de Rouffignac

Strategy & External Relations Manager

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Laura Sprowl

Market & Business Development Support Coordinator - Events

Laura Sprowl

Market & Business Development Support Coordinator - Events

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Denis Sweeney

Head of Business Development

Denis Sweeney

Head of Business Development

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Helen Wallace

UK Market Development Manager

Helen Wallace

UK Market Development Manager

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Caroline Wengel

Business Development Manager (West)

Caroline Wengel

Business Development Manager (West)

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