Trio of appointments to Food Standards Scotland Board

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Food Standards Scotland has made the first new appointments to its Board since it was formed in 2015.

This follows the launch of its six year Strategy to 2026, which has a focus on improving the Scottish diet.

Food industry specialist Alban Denton and public health expert Carol Evans will join on 1 July 2021, with chartered accountant and finance leader Aileen Brown joining on 1 January 2022. Each will join for a four-year period.

After serving on the Board since the organisation’s inception in 2015, public health specialist Anne Maree Wallace will complete her term at the end of this month (June 2021) and public sector professional Marieke Dwarshuis will finish on 31 December 2021. George Brechin died on 17 October 2020.

The Board provides Food Standards Scotland with strategic direction, oversight and governance.

Food Standards Scotland’s Chair of the Board, Ross Finnie, said: “We are delighted to welcome Alban Denton, Dr Carol Evans and Aileen Brown to the Board, bringing with them a wealth of public and private sector experience, and specialist knowledge, which will support and guide Food Standards Scotland as it continues to adapt to a changing food environment, protecting the interest of consumers.

“We will undoubtedly benefit from their combined leadership and vast experience across the food and drink industry, science, public health, and corporate services sectors.

“I thank Dr Anne Maree Wallace and Marieke Dwarshuis for their immense contribution to the strategic governance and development of Food Standards Scotland since it was established more than six years ago, and I also pay tribute to the late George Brechin, who was a much respected member of our first Board.”

STG July 2021