Wednesday, 16 September 2021 09:17

New appointments for Scotland Food & Drink Board

Scotland Food & Drink has appointed two new members to its board, hailing from a hotel in Oban, and grocery shop and tearoom in Inverurie.

Rachel Ross joins from Loch Melfort Hotel, bringing with her experience in food logistics and hospitality as well as time spend working in food service for Sodexo UK.

As partner of Inverurie-based family-run retailer Mitchells, Keith Whyte has a broad range of experience and a background in agricultural management.

Scotland Food & Drink Board Chair, David Kilshaw, said: “I welcome the appointment of Rachel and Keith to the Board at an exciting time in our industry’s development. They bring a wealth of experience and knowledge across tourism, foodservice, agricultural production and retail with their respective backgrounds. It will be invaluable to have the contribution of an independent retailer feeding in to discussions and the link to tourism is important when we’re deepening the ever closer relationship between the food and tourism industries.

“The appointments come when the industry has exceeded £14billion turnover for the first time, this growth is a direct result of myriad individual success stories for businesses at home and abroad as well as the collaborative work to support the industry’s growing success. Scotland Food & Drink and its partners are working to continue this momentum and achieve the target of £16.5billion by 2017.”

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