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Our People

Our people are the heart of our business, meet some of them below.

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Lindsay Evans

Lindsay Hey

Technology Director

Lindsay joined McCurrach in 2015 after 15 years of experience in the retail sector. Immediately prior to joining McCurrach Lindsay spent 4 years with Sainsbury’s as a Category Buying Manager in electricals, and previous roles before this were held in Home Retail Group and Lloyds Pharmacy where she led commercial and trading category teams across a number of general merchandise areas. As Technology Director, Lindsay is responsible for the Microsoft, Nokia, De'Longhi and HP account teams.

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Jill Ross

Chief Executive

Jill joined McCurrach in 2018, as Chief Executive, bringing with her a wealth of experience, having held key leadership roles within Unilever, both in the UK and Ireland.  In her role as Global Vice President, being responsible for the creation and implementation of Unilever's strategy in Category and Channel Development, Omnichannel Execution and Commercial Capability.  In addition, Jill holds the position of Chair of the Board Trustees at IGD and is a member of thmcce IGD’s Policy Issues Council.

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Tony Smith

Tony Smith

Chairman

Joining in September 2009 as Non-Executive Director, Tony brought valuable manufacturing and grocery industry insight to the Board. His experience comes from 35+ years in the UK Grocery market. In his previous role as Unilever Vice President of Customer Development, UK & Ireland, Tony was one of the most influential individuals in the UK & Ireland consumer goods market, and developed main board level relationships with all the major retailers and wholesalers. Today he remains well connected to the constantly changing grocery market. Tony took over the role of company Chairman in June 2017.

Michelle Jordan

Michelle Jordan

Finance Director

Michelle has been with McCurrach for over 18 years. She joined the business as Financial Controller in 1999, progressed to Finance Director in 2006 before being appointed as Group Finance Director in 2011. Today Michelle is Company Secretary responsible for all financial aspects of group strategy, overall financial operations, reporting, legal and governance matters. In addition, her role has a strong commercial focus, covering aspects such as new business negotiations and pricing. Most recently Michelle has also been supporting our European acquisition ambitions.

Andy Carter

Andy Carter

Grocery Director

Andy joined McCurrach as Grocery Director in 2013, having spent over 19 years working in the retail and wholesale sectors. Prior to joining McCurrach, Andy spent 12 years at Tesco, where he was a Category Buying Manager, leading teams across both Fresh and Packaged Grocery. At McCurrach Andy is responsible for the Unilever, Heineken, Kerry Foods, Kimberly-Clark account teams, the Grocery Sales Operation team, with additional responsibility for overall development of the McCurrach Foodservice offering.

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Adrian Hussey

Adrian Hussey

People and Capability Director

Adrian first joined McCurrach as a Territory Manager in 1996 right when the business first expanded into England & Wales. He has since worked across almost all McCurrach Grocery clients, and a number of business support functions where he has held various senior positions. Adrian was appointed to his current role as HR & Capability Director in 2012 where he leads McCurrach’s HR and IT strategies, as well as heading up its business processes engineering.

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Linda Gallagher

Linda Gallagher

Wave Director

In 2016 Linda was appointed Activation Director. Currently she heads up our our in-house experiential marketing agency, Wave, in UK and Ireland.

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Jamie

Jamie Matheson

Main Board Member - representing the McNicol family

Jamie currently represents the McNicol family on the McCurrach board.

Jamie is a long term friend of both Neil and the McNicol family. During his working life he enjoyed a forty year career in London culminating in the Executive Chairmanship of one of the UK’s largest listed wealth managers, Brewin Dolphin. He served as a director of several listed companies including STV plc and Latchways plc. Currently, Jamie is the chairman of Saracen Fund Managers, the Beatson Cancer Charity and various other charitable organisations. In his free time he is a keen yachtsman and enjoys travelling and the outdoor life.

Gordon Neil

Gordon Neil

Strategy & Marketing Director

After initially joining us as a Territory Manager in 1998, Gordon has since held a number of Account Controller positions for key Grocery accounts, as well as working across business support functions including insights and business development. In 2016 Gordon was appointed to Development Director where his responsibilities include proposition development, managing the marketing team and considering how we position ourselves in the market to optimise growth.

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