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Bowie, Livesey and McCornick Lead The Union Team

Fresh look to Union’s Board of Directors

Following yesterday’s elections at NFU Scotland’s AGM in St Andrews, Fife farmer Allan Bowie will lead a new look Presidential team and a fresh group of Board directors.

In his first Presidential term, Mr Bowie will be joined by Borders farmer Rob Livesey and Andrew McCornick from Dumfries.

As President, Mr Bowie can serve for two years before being up for re-election.

Under constitutional changes agreed at NFU Scotland’s AGM this week, newly appointed Vice Presidents can initially serve a two-year term before reverting back to being re-elected annually.  Mr McCornick, as a new Vice President, will be due for re-election at the Union’s AGM in 2017.  Mr Livesey, who has already served two years as Vice President, will be due for re-election at the 2016 AGM.

Mr McCornick was previously chairman of Dumfries and Galloway region, where the role has now been taken up by Gary Mitchell from Stranraer.  Mr Mitchell, who held the chairmanship of the Union’s milk committee, has been replaced by Graeme Kilpatrick from Craigie Mains, Kilmarnock.

The new Regional Board Chairman for East Central is Roddy Kennedy from Aberfeldy, replacing James Adam from Dunfermline.  He is joined on the board by his cousin, Martin Kennedy, also from Aberfeldy, who steps up to chair the Union’s LFA committee, replacing Lachlan Maclean from Mull.

The new chairman for Orkney and Shetland Region is Paul Ross from Sandwick who follows on from Brian Moss from Holm.  

There were two further changes to the Union’s committee leadership.  Linlithgow farmer Jamie Smart, who also operates the Union’s Vehicles Helpline, returns for his second stint as chairman of the Union’s Legal and Technical Committee, following on from John Smith of Campbeltown.  The new Combinable Crops committee chairman is Ian Sands from Balbeggie near Perth with Andrew Moir from Laurencekirk stepping down having served his five-year term.  

Notes to Editors

  • The members of the Board of Directors at NFU Scotland for 2015/16 are:


Chief Executive – Scott Walker
President – Allan Bowie, The Haining, St Andrews
Vice President – Rob Livesey, Firth Farm, Lilliesleaf, Melrose
Vice President – Andrew McCornick, Barnbackle, Lochfoot, Dumfries
Treasurer – George Lawrie, Grianan, Milnathort

  • Regional Board Chairmen

Argyll & The Islands – John Semple, Ellary Estate, Achahoish, Lochgilphead
Ayrshire – John Wildman, Overcairn, New Cumnock
Dumfries & Galloway – Gary Mitchell, West Galdenoch, Stoneykirk, Stranraer
East Central – Roddy Kennedy, Borlick, Killiechassie, Aberfeldy
Forth & Clyde – Tom French, Balgray, Crawfordjohn, Biggar
Highland – Jim Whiteford, Shandwick Mains, Tain
Lothian & Borders – Stewart McNicol, Castleton Farm, North Berwick
North East – Roddy Catto, Hillhead of Muirton, Aberdeen
Orkney & Shetland – Paul Ross, Lenahowe, Sandwick

  • Committee Chairmen

Combinable Crops – Ian Sands, Townhead, Balbeggie, Perth
Environment & Land Use – Gerald Banks, Fridayhill, Maud, Peterhead
Legal & Technical – Jamie Smart, Balderston, Linlithgow
Less Favoured Areas – Martin Kennedy, Lurgan, Edradynate, Aberfeldy
Livestock – Charlie Adam, Braeside, Cushnie, Alford, Aberdeenshire
Milk – Graeme Kilpatrick, Craigie Mains, Kilmarnock
Pigs & Poultry – Kevin Gilbert, Womblehill, Kintore, Inverurie
Specialist Crops – to be confirmed

A group photograph of the new board of directors is available on request from media@nfus.org.uk

Ends

Contact Bob Carruth on 0131 472 4006

 

Date Published:

News Article No.: 30/15


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