Scotland Food & Drink made two appointments to it’s board of directors
Rachel Ross, co-partner of Loch Melfort Hotel near Oban in Argyllshire brings her experience in food logistics and hospitality as well as time spent working in foodservice for Sodexo UK.
Rachel’s appointment was made alongside Keith Whyte of Mitchells (Inverurie).
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.”
Kilshaw added: “The appointments come when the industry has exceeded £14bn 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 £16.5bn by 2017.”