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 12 months.
“Scott joins a protracted record of wonderful 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 crimson meat trade,” mentioned 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 stay up for working with our new govt supervisor as we search collectively to maintain driving our trade ahead.”
Having spent the final 11 years as CEO of NFUS, SAMW mentioned he has a deep data of Scottish meals and farming and an intensive understanding of the crimson meat sector’s many challenges and alternatives.
“Advocacy on behalf of the trade has been a significant a part of my profession over the past decade and I stay up for fulfilling the same function on behalf of the crimson meat sector,” mentioned Walker. “I’m nicely used to working with politicians and officers in Scotland, Westminster and on the worldwide scene, and can be searching for to do the identical for SAMW, on behalf of what’s a vastly necessary trade for Scotland’s financial system.
“We should always all be happy with the standard of crimson meat produced in Scotland on the market each domestically and throughout many export markets. There’s a sturdy story to be informed 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.