The Festival operates through a Board of Directors selected to provide expertise in key areas of the whisky industry, culture and heritage, and tourism and hospitality.

With an independent Chairman, the Directors work on a voluntary basis to drive the Festival forward along with the support of the Festival Team.

Executive Team

George McNeil

George McNeil

Chairman and Director of Johnstons of Elgin Retail.
Sarah Burgess

Sarah Burgess

Whisky Maker and Vice Chair
Angela McOwan

Angela McOwan

Festival Coordinator, Team Lead
Claire Kneale

Claire Kneale

Marketing and Communications
Laura McFadden

Laura McFadden

Festival Coordinator

Directors

Donna Harper

Donna Harper

Company Secretary & Treasurer, Director of S&D Harper
Stephen Rankin

Stephen Rankin

Director of Prestige, Gordon and Macphail
Sarah Macaulay

Sarah Macaulay

Head of Marketing, Walkers Shortbread
Jason Robertson

Jason Robertson

Retail Team Leader, William Grant & Sons Distillers Ltd
Michael Murray

Michael Murray

Proprietor, The Dowan's Hotel Aberlour
Karen McGillivray

Karen McGillivray

Business Analyst, Chivas Brothers Ltd
Linda Mellis

Linda Mellis

formerly with Diageo
Margery McLennan

Margery McLennan

Formerly Director of Forsyth Group of Companies, Rothes, Moray

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