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Scottish Meat Wholesalers Association Executive

SAMW is run by an elected executive of a President and a Board of Directors made up of 20 members. Board representatives are drawn from businesses large and small throughout Scotland, meeting regularly to discuss current issues and make policy decisions. The Association’s day-to-day affairs are handled by the Executive Manager.

Alan McNaughton

Alan McNaughton

SAMW President – 2021

Alan McNaughton was elected as president of SAMW during the association’s annual meeting on June 2, 2021, having previously held the Association's presidency from 2012 to 2016 when he was Site Director of the McIntosh Donald plant at Portlethen, Aberdeen.  In addition to remaining as a member of the SAMW executive in recent years and representing the Association on the Board of QMS from 2011-2018, he continues to be involved in his family farming business in Perthshire.

SAMW Vice President – 2021

Ian Bentley

Ian Bentley was elected Vice President of SAMW in 2021. Ian spent many years in food retailing with Marks and Spencer, before joining Scotbeef Ltd as a Non Executive Director in 2009, a role which continues today. He represents Scotbeef on the Board of the British Meat Processors' Association and, in 2021, was appointed to the Board of QMS.

Martin Morgan

Martin Morgan

SAMW Executive Manager

Martin Morgan is SAMW’s Executive Manager, having held the post since November 2017. Prior to joining SAMW, Martin worked in the Scottish Government between 1977 and 2017, mainly in animal health and welfare policy areas (focusing on issues such as meat hygiene, BSE and ABP controls), before moving on to head the livestock policy team before latterly leading the Food Processing & Marketing Grants Scheme admin team.