Who's who at the Scottish Wholesale Association.

Julie Dunn

President

Julie Dunn is operations director of Dunns Food and Drinks.

Eddie Lynagh

Eddie Lynagh

Immediate past-President

Eddie Lynagh has recently retired as area manager for Booker Greenock.

Kate Salmon

Kate Salmon

Executive Director

Kate Salmon looks after the day-to-day running of the SWA and co-ordinates training, PR and marketing, communications and events. She has worked for the SWA for 35 years.

James Bielby

Council Member

James Bielby is chief executive of the Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD).

Jim Cummiskey

Council Member and Chairman, Foodservice Group

Jim Cummiskey is chief executive officer of Fáilte Group.

Iain Hill

Council Member

Iain Hill is managing director of Iain Hill Ltd and a former SWA president.

Philip Jenkins

Council Member

Philip Jenkins is chief executive of Sugro.

John Kinney

Council Member

John Kinney is retailer director of the Today's Group.

Jon Mack

Council Member

Jon Mack is general manager (Scotland) at Bidfood Scotland.

Martin Race

Council Member

Martin Race is managing director of Bestway Wholesale.

Asim Sarwar

Council Member and Chairman, Cash & Carry Group

Asim is managing director of United Wholesale (Scotland) and a former president of the SWA.

Ruth Sutherland

Council Member

Ruth Sutherland is a director of Sutherland Brothers.

The SWA operates three committees:

  • Licensed Strategy Group
  • Non-Licensed Strategy Group
  • Foodservice Group

Our committees are unique in that they enable competing wholesalers to share best practice for the benefit of the wholesale trade in Scotland. Representing the industry as opposed to their own wholesale businesses, our Members use the committees as an unbiased and neutral platform on which to discuss, offer advice and work with suppliers to influence their marketing and selling strategies.

Suppliers are invited to attend these forums.

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