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Our People

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    Bryan Donaghey - Chief Executive Officer

    Bryan has been Chief Executive Officer of Whyte & Mackay, based in Glasgow, since September 2013. A Chartered Accountant by background, he has spent over 20 years in the drinks industry in a variety of leadership roles in Finance and General Management, with experience in the UK and internationally.

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    Derek Forsyth - Supply Chain Director

    Derek is an industry veteran with many years experience in the Operations and Packaging aspects of the Scotch Whisky Industry. Based in the packaging plant in Grangemouth, Derek also leads the Distribution and Customer Service teams based in Earlsgate and Glasgow.

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    Nick Garland - Chief Commercial Officer

    Having spent 27 years in various capacities in the drinks industry, Nick can reasonably be called an industry veteran. His career has seen him working in both domestic UK and international sales & marketing leadership roles. He joined Whyte & Mackay in 2009 to head up those functions, and his team has been instrumental in reshaping the brands and driving accelerated growth.

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    Ian Mackie - Production Director

    Having worked in several Grain Distilleries in Scotland, Ian joined Whyte & Mackay Ltd in 1999 leading our Malt Distilleries , Dalmore, Fettercairn, Jura and Tamnavulin, and the Grain Distillery in Invergordon.

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    Valerie McMurtrie - Global HR Director

    Valerie has worked for Whyte & Mackay Ltd since 1989 in various HR roles, including Packaging and Distilling. She has been in her current role as Global HR Director since 2004 and is a Fellow of C.I.P.D.

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    Steven Pearson - Global Marketing Director

    Steven joined Whyte & Mackay Ltd as the Global Planning Director in March 2012 and moved to Global Marketing Director in November 2013. Prior to this, Steven held a variety of positions in marketing gaining extensive experience from an agency, client and customer perspective.

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    Michael Sloan - Chief Financial Officer

    Michael joined Whyte & Mackay in March 2015 following numerous finance roles, both within the UK and internationally, across the drinks industry. Most recently he has held the positions of Finance Director at Tennents and Group Head of Commercial Finance at AG Barr. He is a CA.