FDF Scotland’s Executive Committee is made up of elected individuals from a diverse range of FDF member companies with a base in Scotland. The committee help shape FDF Scotland’s key priorities and policy positions.

The committee’s chair is Dr Gary Stephenson of Devro. Gary represents the views of members with an interest in Scotland on the FDF President’s Committee. The President's Committee sets out the FDF's policy and future strategies.

FDF Scotland Chair

Dr Gary Stephenson, Global Regulatory, Sustainability and External Affairs Director, Devro

About the business: A global supplier of collagen casings and film to the meat industry.

Site in Scotland: Moodiesburn, Chryston

Gary Stephenson

FDF Scotland Vice-Chair

James Macsween, Managing Director, Macsween of Edinburgh

About the business: Third generation family company established as a butcher shop in Edinburgh in 1953, now sells haggis and black pudding products to retail and food service. Macsween worked with Scottish Enterprise to lift the haggis ban in Canada, Singapore and the USA.

Sites in Scotland: Loanhead

James MacSween

Tony Dumbreck, Managing Director, Innovate Foods

About the business: Fourth-generation family business, produces bespoke food for the foodservice and retail sectors. In 2020 Innovate Foods joined the Frostkrone Food Group

Site in Scotland: Kirkcaldy 

Tony Dumbreck

Kat Durie, European Legal Counsel, Baxters Food Group

About the business: A fourth generation family business, Baxters has been producing some of Britain's finest soups, pickles, preserves, condiments and chutneys since it was founded in 1868.

Sites in Scotland: Fochabers (site), Edinburgh (main office)

Kate Durie

Alastair Dobson, Managing Director, Taste of Arran and Arran Dairies

About the business: Taste of Arran is a collaborative business primarily manufacturing, promoting, selling and distributing food and drink from 10 SME food companies on the Isle of Arran throughout the UK and abroad. Arran Dairies is a manufacturing dairy business that has a wholesaling division that supplies to hospitality and catering businesses on the Isle of Arran.

Sites in Scotland: Arran

Alastair Dobson

Jim Fox, Head of Public Affairs GB, Coca-Cola EuroPacific Partners

About the business: Bottling company involved in the marketing, production, and distribution of Coca-Cola products.

Site in Scotland: East Kilbride

Jim Fox

Archie Gibson, Managing Director, Agrico UK Ltd

About the business: Subsidiary of a Dutch farmers’ cooperative with 800 members. The company is a leading breeder and merchant of seed potatoes supplying more than 80 countries worldwide.

Site in Scotland: Castleton of Eassie, Angus


Archie Gibson

Sonja Bader, Consultant, Sco-Fro Group Ltd

About the business: Imports a wide range of ambient and frozen grocery products from around the world and supplies retail and foodservice companies across the UK, mainly under private label exclusive and co-pack brands.

Base in Scotland: Glasgow