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.

James Withers

Scotland Food & Drink

James Withers

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

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Dennis Overton

Aquascot Limited

Dennis Overton

Dennis Overton is Chairman of Scotland Food & Drink.

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Su Cox

Scottish Salmon Company

Su Cox

Vice-Chair

Gareth Baird

Gareth Baird

Board Member

Alex Bruce

Adelphi Distillery

Alex Bruce

Board Member

Geoff Bruce

Bruce Farms

Geoff Bruce

Board Member

Danny Cusick

Scottish Enterprise

Danny Cusick

Board Member

Sam Faircliff

Cairngorm Brewery

Sam Faircliff

Board Member

Donnie Maclean

Eat Balanced

Donnie Maclean

Board Member

Susie McIntyre

Kettle Produce

Susie McIntyre

Board Member

Rachel Ross

Loch Melfort Hotel

Rachel Ross

Board Member

Keith Whyte

Mitchells

Keith Whyte

Board Member

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.

Susan Beattie

Head of Food and Drink, Scottish Development International

Susan Beattie

Partnership Board Member

Karen Betts

Chief Executive, Scotch Whisky Association

Karen Betts

Partnership Board Member

Alan Clarke

Chief Executive, Quality Meat Scotland

Alan Clarke

Partnership Board Member

John Davidson

Head of Food & Drink Industry Growth, Scottish Government

John Davidson

Partnership Board Member

Lorna Edward

Senior Manager - Food & Drink, Scottish Enterprise

Lorna Edward

Partnership Board Member

James Graham

Chief Executive Officer, Scottish Agriculture Organisation Society

James Graham

Partnership Board Member

Patrick Hughes

Head of Seafood Scotland

Patrick Hughes

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

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

Colin Campbell

Chairman, SEFARI

Colin Campbell

Partnership Board Member

Tom Hind

Chief Strategy Officer, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

Tom Hind

Partnership Board Member

Julie Hesketh-Laird

Chief Executive, Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation

Julie Hesketh-Laird

Partnership Board Member

Graham Young

Industry Development Director, Scotland Food & Drink

Graham Young

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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Rachel Athey

Commercial Director

Rachel Athey

Commercial Director

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Beverley Hart

Communications & Marketing Director

Beverley Hart

Communications & Marketing Director

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Lucy Husband

UK Market Development Director

Lucy Husband

UK Market Development Director

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Graham Young

Industry Development Director

Graham Young

Industry Development Director

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Claire Bisset

EA to Chief Executive

Claire Bisset

EA to Chief Executive

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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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Linda Chirnside

Business Development Manager

Linda Chirnside

Business Development Manager

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Hannah Kavanagh

Events & Membership Officer

Hannah Kavanagh

Events & Membership Officer

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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

Industry Development Manager

Jennifer McLachlan

Industry Development Manager

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Ilona Mclaren

Events Manager

Ilona Mclaren

Events Manager

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John Murray

Business Development Manager (Highlands & Islands)

John Murray

Business Development Manager (Highlands & Islands)

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Andrew Niven

Strategic Market Intelligence Manager

Andrew Niven

Strategic Market Intelligence Manager

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Emma O'Bryen

Business Development Manager (East & SDA)

Emma O'Bryen

Business Development Manager (East & SDA)

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Wiebke Petersen

Market Intelligence Officer

Wiebke Petersen

Market Intelligence Officer

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Stephanie Pritchard

Head of UK Market Development

Stephanie Pritchard

Head of UK Market Development

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Sandy Robson

UK Market Development Manager

Sandy Robson

UK Market Development Manager

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Elspeth Utterson

Commercial Programme Manager

Elspeth Utterson

Commercial Programme Manager

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Fiona Richmond

Head of Regional Food

Fiona Richmond

Head of Regional Food

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Caroline Wengel

Business Development Manager (West & TBAS)

Caroline Wengel

Business Development Manager (West & TBAS)

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