The Council

01 Jan 2019

The Scotch Whisky Association is governed by a Council of 12 to 16 members, elected at its Annual General Meeting. The Council appoints a number of committees to assist it and to advise it on different aspects of its work.

The Council of the Association sets the strategic direction and agrees the overall policy of the SWA. By drawing its members from chief executives and other senior figures in companies of all sizes, the Council reflects the interests of all members. It meets four times a year.

The Council of the Association

Peter Gordon, William Grant & Sons Ltd (Chairman)

Ivan Menezes, Diageo plc (Vice Chairman)

Fraser Thornton, Distell (Treasurer)

Alejandro Alvarez, Brown-Forman

Jean-Christophe Coutures, Chivas Brothers Ltd

Ian Curle, Edrington

David Cutter, Diageo plc

Rita Greenwood, William Grant & Sons Ltd

Pryce Greenow, Beam Suntory

Simon Hunt, William Grant & Sons Ltd

Stuart Lowthian, John Dewar and Sons Ltd & Bacardi

Scott McCroskie, Edrington

Dan Mobley, Diageo plc

Thomas Moradpour, The Glenmorangie Company Ltd

Alexandre Ricard, Chivas Brothers Ltd

Leonard Russell, Ian MacLeod Distillers Ltd