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John S Whitehead

Food Industry Expert, in Levenmouth

A leading figure in the food industry, John Whitehead retired from the Chair of the Sea Fish Industry Authority, a levy funded organisation supporting the UK seafood industry, at the end of December 2012.

He has spent all his working life in the food industry, latterly as Managing Director of Top Hat Holdings Limited, Dundee-based producers of prepared foods for many of the major UK multiple retailers and food service chains.

John is a Trustee of the Billingsgate Seafood Training School, Chairman of the Certification Council of Scottish Food Quality Certification Ltd and Senior Independent Director of Improve, the Sector Skills Council for the UK Food and Drink industry.

He serves as a Non Executive Director with Strathmore Foods Ltd, Glycomar Ltd and Gourmet’s Choice Smoked Salmon. He is a founder Director of the Food & Drink Exporters Association.

He has considerable experience in public bodies, having previously served as a Commissioner of the Meat and Livestock Commission and as a Member of the Council of Food from Britain. He was Convenor of the National Farmer’s Union of Scotland Horticulture Committee 1986-89.

In 2003 he was appointed OBE for services to the Agri food industry.

Educated at Keswick School and the Royal Agricultural College, he was admitted as a Fellow of the Institute of Horticulture in 1986.




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