Our Structure

We are a membership-based organisation with funding from both the private and public sectors.

Scotland Food & Drink has a Board drawn from a mixture of industry and public sector bodies and its role is to approve and guide the strategy of the organisation.

The Executive Group, comprising leaders from across the industry, is the key delivery vehicle for Scotland Food & Drink. Our Executive Team forms the nucleus of Scotland Food & Drink.

As an organisation, Scotland Food & Drink provides leadership and strategic thinking, analyse trends and work with the industry towards making our supply chain stronger and our distribution networks more effective.

We have forged strong links with the Scottish Government and are therefore ideally placed to inform our country's decision-makers on what is best for our industry and what businesses need as we take the next step on our journey to promote Scotland as a Land of Food and Drink.

 

The Board

Scotland Food & Drink has a Board drawn from a mixture of industry and public sector bodies and its role is to approve and guide the strategy of the organisation.

  • David Kilshaw OBE

    David Kilshaw OBE

    Chairman Joseph Robertson
  • Dennis Overton

    Dennis Overton

    Vice Chair Aquascot Limited
  • Gareth Baird

    Gareth Baird

  • Neil Stoddart OBE

    Neil Stoddart OBE

    AK Stoddart
  • Danny Cusick

    Danny Cusick

    Scottish Enterprise
  • Geoff Bruce

    Geoff Bruce

    Bruce Farms
  • Donnie Maclean

    Donnie Maclean

    Eat Balanced
  • Alex Bruce

    Alex Bruce

    Adelphi Distillery
  • Su Cox

    Su Cox

    Scottish Salmon Company
  • Alastair Macphie

    Alastair Macphie

    Macphie of Glenbervie
  • Rachel Ross

    Rachel Ross

    Loch Melfort Hotel
  • Keith Whyte

    Keith Whyte

    Mitchells
  • James Withers

    James Withers

    Scotland Food & Drink
 

Executive Group

The Executive Group, comprising leaders from across the industry, is the key delivery vehicle for Scotland Food & Drink.

  • James Withers

    James Withers

    Chief Executive Scotland Food & Drink
  • Susan Beattie

    Susan Beattie

    Head of Food and Drink Scottish Development International
  • Karen Betts

    Karen Betts

    Chief Executive Scotch Whisky Association
  • Alan Clarke

    Alan Clarke

    Chief Executive Quality Meat Scotland
  • John Davidson

    John Davidson

    Scottish Government
  • Lorna Edward

    Lorna Edward

    Senior Manager, Food and Drink Scottish Enterprise
  • Justine Fosh

    Justine Fosh

    Chief Executive Officer Improve Ltd
  • James Graham

    James Graham

    Chief Executive SAOS
  • Patrick Hughes

    Patrick Hughes

    CEO Seafood Scotland
  • Kirk Hunter

    Kirk Hunter

    Director Dairy UK Scotland
  • Elaine Jamieson

    Elaine Jamieson

    Head of Food and Drink Highlands and Islands Enterprise
  • Scott Landsburgh

    Scott Landsburgh

    Chief Executive Scottish Salmon Producers
  • Marissa Lippiatt

    Marissa Lippiatt

    Head of Resource Efficiency Zero Waste Scotland
  • Gerry McBride

    Gerry McBride

    Strategic Relationship Manager Skills Development Scotland
  • Kevin Patrick

    Kevin Patrick

    Lantra
  • Ceri A Ritchie

    Ceri A Ritchie

    Marketing Manager SAC Consulting
  • Dr Alan Rowe

    Dr Alan Rowe

    Senior Business Development Officer Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health
  • David Thomson

    David Thomson

    CEO FDF Scotland
  • Scott Walker

    Scott Walker

    Chief Executive NFU Scotland
  • Christine Watts

    Christine Watts

    Chief Communications and Market Development Officer AHDB
 

Executive Team

Our Executive Team forms the nucleus of Scotland Food & Drink.

 

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