Director of Legal Affairs
Alan joined the Association in 2003 as legal counsel and became
Director of Legal Affairs in 2016.
His principal role is to lead the legal team in its objective of
protecting the geographical indication Scotch Whisky from unfair
competition across the world.
Alan is a member of the European Communities Trademark
Association's Geographical Indications committee and he sits on the
EU Group of the Organisation for an International Geographical
Indications Network (OriGIn).
Prior to joining the Association, he was a litigation partner
with a Glasgow law firm.