Scotland Meals & Drink announce appointment of recent Chief Government

SCOTS trade management physique, Scotland Meals & Drink have introduced the appointment of a brand new senior govt.

Iain Baxter, a former senior govt within the whisky trade, has been introduced as the brand new Chief Government.

Iain has greater than 15 years’ expertise inside Scotch whisky at Glenmorangie, Inver Home, Worldwide Beverage, and latterly Ian Macleod Distillers.

The trade physique hopes Iain will carry a deep understanding of Scotland’s food and drinks trade from a brand new perspective. 

Iain Baxter has over 15 years of expertise throughout the Scotch whisky trade.

Iain will begin on Monday thirty first October, with John Davidson – who’s presently Deputy CEO and Technique Director – performing as interim till then.

In addition to his roles throughout the sector, Iain has held senior change administration roles inside housing associations and senior management within the rail trade.

Iain will take over from James Withers who, in Might this 12 months, introduced his departure after 11 years on the helm of the organisation.

Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne, founding father of Genius Meals and chair of Scotland Meals & Drink, mentioned: “Following a rigorous search course of led by Carlyle, Iain stood out as the best candidate to take Scotland Meals & Drink into the following chapter of the organisation.

“Iain’s expertise main change throughout industries will probably be invaluable as we resist harsh macro-economic realities that face our and each different space of the financial system.

“In his whisky profession, Iain championed Scotland’s nationwide drink all over the world, and can assist us fulfil our ambition to advertise Scotland globally as a land of food and drinks.”

Talking right this moment, Iain Baxter mentioned: “I’m delighted to be becoming a member of Scotland Meals & Drink at this dynamic time in our nationwide food and drinks story.

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“We’ll in fact face home and world challenges; not least the financial and environmental headwinds, which can’t be underestimated.

“Nevertheless, with the enviable power of our nationwide food and drinks model, rooted within the ardour and dedication of everybody concerned within the sector, I’m assured that Scotland is nicely positioned for robust progress.

“I’m excited to be working with an excellent crew, with our members, our trade companions and the Scottish Authorities to make sure we take full benefit of the alternatives that lie forward.”

With a membership of greater than 400 companies, Scotland Meals & Drink is the voice of the £15bn trade.

Scotland Meals & Drink is a singular partnership between trade, analysis organisations and authorities to create world-class help programmes, sort out rising challenges and make sure the greatest surroundings for food and drinks companies of all sizes to flourish.