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.
Julie Fraser

Julie Fraser

Whisky Awards Co-ordinator & Company Secretary

Directors

James Campbell

James Campbell

Retired SOS Chairman
Paul Rollo

Paul Rollo

Director, Badenochs LTD
Laura Sharp

Laura Sharp

Brand Home Manager, Diageo
Linda Mellis

Linda Mellis

formerly with Diageo
Gill Reid

Gill Reid

Visitor Centre Manager, Speyside Cooperage
Michael Murray

Michael Murray

Proprietor, The Dowan's Hotel Aberlour
Donna Harper

Donna Harper

Director, S&D Harper
Stephen Rankin

Stephen Rankin

Director of Prestige, Gordon and Macphail
Karen McGillivray

Karen McGillivray

Business Analyst, Chivas Brothers Ltd
Lauren Mustard

Lauren Mustard

Dufftown Distilleries & VIP Ambassador, William Grant and Sons

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