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Stuart Cochrane - Chairman

Stuart Cochrane was appointed Vice Chairman Income Generation and Business Development in January 2018. Stuart joined Park Brown International as a Director in 2002 and acquired the company in 2008, joining the Board of FWB Park Brown on its merger with FWB in 2013. He is a member of the Grays School of Art Professional Advisory Board and Advisor to the Transition Extreme Social Enterprise. He is a guest lecturer at the RGU MBA Leadership Week.

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Katy Gifford

Katy is a chartered accountant with more than 30 years’ experience and is currently Chief Executive Officer of Aubin Group, a company engaged in the design and development of specialist chemicals for use in industries including oil and gas. She is a governor of Robert Gordon University and a previous Board member and Chair of Aberdeen Foyer.

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Leigh Stott

During her career, Leigh has gained a depth of experience within Human Resources and the business community. Since joining Hunter Adams, she has worked with organisations in more than 20 sectors assisting with HR support and as Managing Director, Leigh has experience in all areas of business management. Leigh is committed to helping to further raise the profile of Clan throughout local communities and to support the team in achieving annual fundraising goals.

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Ceri Ritchie CLAN

Ceri Ritchie

Ceri is Sector Manager Food and Drink at SAC Consulting, a division of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC,) and has worked within the UK food and drink sector for 35 years. Before moving to Scotland Ceri worked as a Commodity Group Manager for the Co-operative Wholesale Society and was responsible for procuring multi-million pound product ranges for supermarkets across the UK.

Ceri’s current activities include project management and advising businesses within Scotland’s dynamic food and drink industry. She is also a volunteer Skills Ambassador for the Food and Drink Federation Scotland and a STEMNET Ambassador bringing industry experience to the school curriculum.

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Marianne Nicolson

Marianne has over 25 years’ experience in oncology and is a leader in cancer research in both the UK and across the globe. An honorary professor of medical oncology at Aberdeen University, Marianne has led clinical research for patients with many types of cancer and brings to the Board a lifetime of oncology practice, teaching and study.

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