Board of Directors
Crawford Gillies is an experienced non-executive director, currently on the boards of SSE and Barclays Bank, where he chairs the remuneration committee. Crawford has also chaired notable private and service sector organisations including Scottish Enterprise. He also founded The Saltire Foundation, which helps develop entrepreneurial leadership in Scotland. Mr Gillies succeeded Norman Murray as chairman in 2017.
Scott has more than 20 years' experience in the industry. He joined Edrington in 2009 and was appointed commercial director in 2011. Scott joined the Edrington board in 2013, and in 2015 became managing director of The Macallan, Edrington's leading brand and the world's most valuable single malt Scotch Whisky. He was appointed chief executive of Edrington in March 2019. Scott serves on the council of the Scotch Whisky Association.
Paul is a chartered accountant who joined Edrington in 1997 and held a range of senior finance roles before becoming strategy and development director and then managing director of Edrington's regional power brands business unit. He was appointed Edrington's chief financial officer in 2016.
Graham Hutcheon joined Edrington in 2000 as director of distillation. He was appointed group operations director in 2003 and is President of Brugal. He is a member of The Scotch Whisky Association, chairing the environment committee, and is director of both The Scotch Whisky Research Institute and the North British Distillery. Graham is current chairman of CBI Scotland.
David Richardson has extensive experience as a non-executive director and in international roles within the drinks industry, including 20 years with Whitbread plc. David joined the Edrington board in 2013.
Alice Avis MBE was appointed a non-executive director of Edrington in 2015. She has significant international marketing and executive experience as a former director of marketing and e-commerce for Marks and Spencer, global brand director of Johnnie Walker and chief executive of Sanctuary Spa.
Stefanie Fitzgerald was appointed as a non-executive director in May 2018. Stefanie brings significant international and digital marketing experience of managing some of the world's best known luxury fragrance brands. She is currently Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Esteé Lauder's EMEA division based in Paris.
Martin Cooke joined Edrington in 1988 and was appointed group company secretary in 1997. He is general counsel, a trustee of Edrington’s pension schemes and chairs the company’s risk management committee.
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