The Scottish Affiliation of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) has appointed Scott Walker as its new govt supervisor.
Walker, who was beforehand the chief govt of NFU Scotland, takes on the function previously held by Martin Morgan who sadly handed away in January this yr.
“Scott joins a protracted listing of fantastic govt managers who’ve served SAMW over time with Martin’s 5 years with the Affiliation, specifically, marking a powerful interval of management for Scotland’s pink meat business,” stated SAMW president, Ian Bentley.
“Having an individual, in Scott, of such expertise to now lead us ahead is a lift for our members, particularly following the premature ending of Martin’s time with us. We sit up for working with our new govt supervisor as we search collectively to maintain driving our business ahead.”
Having spent the final 11 years as CEO of NFUS, SAMW stated he has a deep information of Scottish meals and farming and an intensive understanding of the pink meat sector’s many challenges and alternatives.
“Advocacy on behalf of the business has been a significant a part of my profession over the past decade and I sit up for fulfilling an identical function on behalf of the pink meat sector,” stated Walker. “I’m properly used to working with politicians and officers in Scotland, Westminster and on the worldwide scene, and will probably be searching for to do the identical for SAMW, on behalf of what’s a massively essential business for Scotland’s financial system.
“We must always all be happy with the standard of pink meat produced in Scotland on the market each domestically and throughout many export markets. There’s a robust story to be advised and far progress to be made within the months and years forward.”
Scott Walker will take up his new workplace on April twenty fourth 2023.