About our board

Our board of directors is the decision-making body legally responsible for overseeing the management of our company. Our board is comprised of:

  • executive directors, who are full-time employees of A.G. BARR and are generally responsible for managing the day-to-day business of the Company.

  • non-executive directors, who do not hold executive offices and are not involved in the day-to-day running of the business. They oversee executive activity and contribute to the development of the Company's strategy. Non-executive directors usually carry out their duties on a part-time basis.

 

John R Nicolson

Chairman

John’s career was spent with ICI, Unilever, Fosters Brewing Group, Scottish & Newcastle PLC, and latterly as President Americas for Heineken NV. He held various positions in Marketing and Sales before moving into Corporate Development and then General Management.

Term of office: He joined the Company in 2013 as a Non-Executive Director. Appointed Chairman January 2015.

External appoinments: Non-Executive Director of Stocks Spirits Group PLC, Non-Executive Director of North American Breweries Inc. and Non-Executive Director of PZ Cussons PLC.

Committee membership: Nomination Committee (Chair), Remuneration Committee (Chair).

John R. Nicolson

Roger A White

Chief Executive

Roger is a member of the Board of Management and Executive Council and is a past President of the British Soft Drinks Association. He previously held numerous senior positions in food group Rank Hovis McDougall. He was named Scottish PLC Chief Executive of the year in 2010. He received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Edinburgh in 2014.

Term of office: He joined the Company in 2002 as Managing Director. Appointed Chief Executive in 2004.

External appointments: Non-Executive Director of Troy Income & Growth Trust

 

Roger White

Stuart Lorimer

Finance Director

Stuart was with Diageo for 22 years in a range of roles and countries ultimately as the FD for Diageo's Global Supply Operation.

Term of office: He joined the Company as Finance Director in January 2015.

 

 

Stuart Lorimer

Jonathan D Kemp

Commercial Director

Jonathan has had a successful career in various commercial roles within Procter and Gamble.

Term of office: He joined the Company in 2003 as Commercial Director.

Jonathan Kemp

Andrew L Memmott

Supply Chain Director

Andrew joined the Company following three years with Cooperative Wholesale Society. He joined the Company’s Project Engineering Team in June 1990.

Term of office: He was appointed Supply Chain Director in 2008.

Andrew Memmot

Martin A Griffiths

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

A Chartered Accountant, Martin is a former Chairman of the Scottish Finance Directors Group and a former Director of Troy Income & Growth Trust plc, Trainline Holdings Limited, RoadKing Infrastructure (HK) Limited, Citybus (HK) Limited. He is also a former Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Robert Walters plc and was young Scottish Finance Director of the year in 2004.

Term of office: He joined the Company in 2010 as a Non-Executive Director.

External appointments: CEO of Stagecoach Group, Co-Chairman of Virgin Rail Group Holdings Limited, Virgin Trains East Coast and Chairman of Rail Delivery Group Limited.

Committee membership: Audit Committee (Chair), Nomination Committee, Remuneration Committee

Martin Griffiths

Pamela Powell

Non-Executive Director

Pam was formerly Group Director of Strategy and Innovation at SABMiller plc, SVP Global Personal Care at Coty Beauty Inc, and VP Skincare and Global Brand Director Dove at Unilever plc.

Term of office: She joined the Company in 2013 as a Non-Executive Director.

External appointments: Non-Executive Director of Premier Foods plc

Committee membership: Audit Committee, Nomination Committee, Remuneration Committee

Pamela Powell

W Robin G Barr

Non-Executive Director

Robin is a past President of the British Soft Drinks Association.

Term of office: He joined the Company in 1960. He was appointed Director in 1964 and Chairman in 1978. He retired as Chairman and was appointed Non-Executive Director in 2009.

Committee membership: Audit Committee, Nomination Committee, Remuneration Committee.

Robin Barr

David J Ritchie

Non-Executive Director

David is a qualified CA and is currently Chief Executive of Bovis Homes Group PLC (Bovis). He joined Bovis in 1998 from KPMG as Group Financial Controller becoming Group Finance Director in 2002 and became Chief Executive in 2008.

Term of office: He joined the Company in April 2015 as Non-Executive Director.

Committee membership: Audit Committee, Nomination Committee, Remuneration Committee (Chair)

 

David Ritchie

Julie A Barr

Company Secretary

With a background in corporate law, Julie joined the Company in 2004 as a commercial finance manager. She was appointed Company Secretary in 2008 and also heads up the Company's legal team. 

 

Julie Barr