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Being part of a fast-paced, dynamic and growing business and working alongside some of the biggest names in the Grocery, Financial Services and Technology industries.
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Neil and his family have owned McCurrach since its formation in 1898.
Neil McNicol worked at McCurrach for 41 years before sadly passing in May 2018. He led the longest period of sustained growth in McCurrach history, growing the company 20 times over during his period of leadership.
He constantly challenged his colleagues to be more innovative, and had the confidence and foresight to implement changes that grew the business to what you see today. It was Neil's vision that transformed a small Scottish company into the largest UK Field Sales company of its type.
His seat on the McCurrach board is now with Jamie Matheson who represents the interests of the McNicol family.
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.
Angus joined McCurrach in 2011 as Chief Executive, bringing with him a wealth of experience from a number of high profile marketing and customer insight positions at P&G, PepsiCo and Prudential. Immediately prior to joining McCurrach, Angus was the Morrisons Group Marketing Director for 4 years. Here at McCurrach he has combined his experience across retail, FMCG and the Financial Services sector. Angus was an IGD board member for 6 years until 2017, and retains a broad relationship network as a result.
After seven successful years as Chief Executive of McCurrach, Angus Maciver, decided in August 2018 that the time was right for him to take a step back from the day-to-day business. He will however continue to remain an active member of the McCurrach Group as a Non-Executive Director, ensuring that there is continuity for our key client relationships.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
Peter joined McCurrach in 1988 as a Territory Manager and progressed through line management, account management and marketing roles at McCurrach before being appointed as Director in 1999, when the company extended its operations into England and Wales. He has been responsible for establishing several of the existing McCurrach portfolio of major Grocery clients. As Grocery Director Peter is responsible for managing the Nestlé Ireland team and Ireland Country Leadership.
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.
In 2016 Linda was appointed Activation Director. Currently she heads up our our in-house experiential marketing agency, Wave, in UK and Ireland.
David joined the business in 1999 as a Territory Manager and built a breadth of experience over the next few decades including line management and commercially focused roles across a number of our accounts. In 2010 David was appointed Unilever UK Commercial Controller, and subsequently European Development Controller, where he was tasked with developing business contacts in European markets through new and existing clients to support European growth plans. In 2016 David was appointed as PepsiCo Account Director and assumed full trading responsibility for the PepsiCo UK and Ireland business.
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.