Scotland Meals & Drink makes 4 senior appointments

SCOTS business management physique Scotland Meals & Drink have introduced 4 new appointments to their senior workforce.

The corporate is strengthening its senior workforce following the launch of a brand new 10-year nationwide food and drinks technique, ‘Sustaining Scotland. Supplying the World.’

The appointments embody Gemma Gillespie as finance director and the promotion of Amanda Brown to programme director.

Headshot of Gemma Gillespie
Gemma Gillespie

Amanda Brown joined the enterprise from the Scottish Agriculture Organisational Society and has over 30 years of expertise working within the Scottish food and drinks sector.

As programme director, Amanda shall be answerable for guaranteeing the supply of Scotland Meals & Drink’s programme of initiatives which emanate from the brand new technique.

Carol Saunders has taken on the position of head of insights at The Information Financial institution, with over 20 years of expertise working with manufacturers together with Coca-Cola Enterprises and Heineken.

Carol will lead The Information Financial institution workforce to establish and develop new market alternatives to ship sustainable development for all companies within the Scottish food and drinks business. 

Amanda Brown mentioned: “I’m delighted and privileged to be taking up this new position at this pivotal time for our business. 

“We launched a refreshed technique in June which maps out the important thing alternatives to construct development, sustainability and resilience in our business by working collectively throughout our Partnership.

“I’m trying ahead to putting in initiatives that can assist companies entry and realise market alternatives in our key markets in Scotland, the broader UK market and in key worldwide markets.”

To organize itself for the subsequent chapter of its new 10-year food and drinks technique, the business management physique has additionally appointed Gemma Gillespie.

She joins the workforce from Beatson Most cancers Charity as finance director, bringing intensive monetary and company companies expertise throughout quite a lot of industries.

Claire Bisset has additionally been promoted to the position of HR director, having been with Scotland Meals & Drink for just below 10 years.

Gemma Gillespie mentioned: “It’s an thrilling time for the food and drinks business in Scotland and I’m delighted to have joined the workforce at this second, delivering the brand new business technique.

“Our organisation has a key position to play in supporting and nurturing the food and drinks business, and I look ahead to constructing upon our earlier success and seeing the elevated impression that we’ll obtain within the sector.”

Iain Baxter, Chief Government at Scotland Meals & Drink, mentioned: “These positions strengthen our senior management workforce permitting us to place our greatest foot ahead as we purpose to ship on our technique and turn out to be a £20 billion business by 2028.”