Edrington’s board of directors sets the company’s vision and strategic priorities. Combining depth of experience and breadth of skills, the board oversees management of the company’s interests with a commitment to the highest standards of governance and corporate citizenship, in line with Edrington’s unique ownership structure
Norman Murray joined the Edrington board as a non-executive director in 2012 and succeeded Sir Ian Good as chairman in August 2013. He is a former president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and his experience spans 40 years with international businesses.
Ian Curle was appointed as chief executive of Edrington in 2004, having joined the company in 1986.
He is chairman of the North British Distillery and former chairman of The Scotch Whisky Association.
Paul is a chartered accountant who joined Edrington in 1997 and occupied a range of senior finance roles before becoming strategy and development director. He was appointed managing director of Edrington's regional power brands in 2015, leading The Famous Grouse, Cutty Sark and Brugal rum. In August 2016 he was appointed Edrington's chief financial officer
Scott McCroskie has more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, holding financial and commercial roles with Scottish & Newcastle, Jim Beam Brands, Whyte & Mackay, and latterly with Maxxium UK, the spirits marketing and distribution business jointly owned by Edrington and Beam Global. He joined Edrington in 2009 and was appointed commercial director in 2011. Scott joined the Edrington board in 2013. In 2015 Scott became managing director of The Macallan, Edrington's leading brand and the world's most valuable Scotch whisky.
In addition to The Macallan, Scott leads Edrington's businesses in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Global Travel Retail.
Bill Farrar joined Edrington in 1989 and was appointed to the Board in 2003.
As managing director of Edrington's super premium business, Bill takes responsibility for Highland Park single malt Scotch whisky and Snow Leopard vodka, as well as the development of other super premium opportunities and innovations.
Graham Hutcheon joined Edrington in 2000 as director of distillation. He was appointed group operations director in 2003 and is president of Brugal. He is a member of the operations committee of The Scotch Whisky Association, chairing the environment committee, and is director of both The Scotch Whisky Research Institute and The North British Distillery. Graham also serves on the Council of CBI Scotland.
Martin Cooke joined Edrington in 1988 and was appointed group company secretary in 1997. He is general counsel, a trustee of Edrington’s pension schemes and chairs the company’s risk management committee.
David Richardson has extensive experience as a non-executive director and in international roles within the drinks industry, including 20 years with Whitbread plc.
David joined the Edrington board in 2013.
Callum Barton, former president and CEO of Richemont North America, was appointed as non-executive director of Edrington in 2007. Callum has over 30 years’ experience of the luxury goods business with the Richemont Group and during his career he was chief executive of Alfred Dunhill in London.
Prior to that he held a number of senior management positions with Cartier in Paris and Piaget, Baume & Mercier in Geneva.
Alice Avis MBE was appointed a non-executive director of Edrington in 2015. She has significant international marketing and executive experience, in roles that include director of marketing and e-commerce for Marks and Spencer, global brand director of Johnnie Walker and chief executive of Sanctuary Spa.