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.
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 is the chairman 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. Paul serves on the council of the Scotch Whisky Association.
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 The Scotch Whisky Research Institute and chairman of the North British Distillery. Graham is the current chairman of CBI Scotland.
David Richardson joined the Edrington board in 2013 and chairs the company's audit committee. He has extensive experience as a non-executive director and in international roles within the drinks industry, including 20 years with Whitbread plc. David will step down from the Edrington board in September 2020.
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 SVP Brand, Product, Digital at La Perla Beauty.
Shinichiro Hizuka joined the Edrington board as a non-executive director in March 2020, representing Suntory Holdings Ltd. He has been with Suntory for more than 40 years and was appointed director and senior managing executive officer of Suntory Holdings Limited in 2015, and director and executive vice president in 2020.
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. Martin will retire in summer 2020 after 31 years with the company.
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