SQC Board of Directors

SQC Board of Directors

SQC is controlled by a Board of Directors responsible for the direction, overall management and administration of the company.

At present the Board of Directors are:

SQC Board April 2021

Andrew Moir Chairman (Independent)

Hands on Arable Farmer in North East of Scotland with significant crop production experience.

Andrew has represented Arable production on National Farmers Union Combinable Crops, Chaired Scottish Voluntary Initiative, Served on AHDB Combinable Crops and Chaired Agriscot.


John Hutcheson Vice Chairman (Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society)

John Hutcheson Hands on Arable Farmer producing extensively in East Central Scotland. Vice Chair of Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society (SAOS), Chairman of OatCo and Director of Tayforth machinery Ring


Professor Fiona Burnett Technical Director (Scottish Rural College (SRUC)

Professor at SRUC (Scottish Rural College) Specialist in Applied Crop Pathology specialising in pest and disease management.


Alistair Ewan Executive Director (Independent)

Crop Production and Management specialist in the Arable and Produce industries


Dr Julian South Director Director (Maltsters Association of Great Britain)

Executive Director of Maltsters Association of Great Britain, specialist in product standards.


Dr Peter Nelson Director (Scotch Whisky Association)

Technical Director Glenmorangie, specialist in Whisky Distilling and the distilling infrastructure.


Ewan Walker-Munro Director (National Farmers Union of Scotland)

Hands on Farmer and National Farmers Union Chairman for Combinable Crops in Central Scotland.


Ian Sands Director (National Farmers Union of Scotland)

Hands on farmer and previous National farmers Union of Scotland Vice Chairman.

Duncan Downie Director (Agricultural Industries Confederation)

Arable Agronomist/Farm Advisor with East of Scotland Farmers’ Cooperative working closely with Agricultural Industries Confederation 


Colin Young Director (Agricultural Industries Confederation)

Specialist in Cereals and Oilseeds based in North East Scotland working closely with Agricultural Industries Confederation.


Struan Cessford Director (Scottish Millers)

Carrs Milling within The UK Flour Millers Group, specialist in wheat operations.



Scottish Quality Crops is a company limited by guarantee and the members of the company are: 

National Farmers Union of Scotland;
Agricultural Industries Confederation;
Scottish Flour Millers Association;
Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society;
Maltsters Association of Great Britain;
The Scotch Whisky Association;
The Malt Distillers Association of Scotland and
SRUC (Scottish Agricultural College).

The Scottish Consumer Council is represented on the Board of Acoura and has an open invitation for a representative to attend SQC meetings.