Alan Brown, site director at the McIntosh Donald factory based at Portlethen, Aberdeen, has been elected as Vice-President of the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) where he will work with President, Ian Bentley, who took office on 31 May.
Alan has worked for the Kepak Group, who own McIntosh Donald, for 26 years, filling a range of management roles across locations in Scotland, England and Ireland, before returning to his native Aberdeen four years ago to run the Portlethen business. His early meat trade career also included stints working for John Munro in Dingwall and Buchan Meat in Turriff.
“This is a challenging time to be involved with SAMW, given the pressures which the red meat industry is currently facing, along with virtually every other business sector,” said Alan. “I’m confident, however, that the Scottish red meat sector has a positive future, based on the quality of livestock we produce in this country, much of which is grass-fed and therefore highly sustainable.
“I’m looking forward to working with Ian and the rest of the SAMW team as we seek to navigate the months and years ahead. We all have different skills to offer the Association so members can be assured that we work together for the good of the whole red meat supply chain in Scotland.”