Non Executive Chairman
Charles graduated with a BA in Marketing and Economics from the Strathclyde business school. His early business career was spent in sales and marketing roles with Golden Wonder and Canada Dry before joining Whyte and Mackay, initially as Marketing Manager before rising to become a main Board Director in charge of Marketing and Corporate Development. In 1993 he moved to Invergordon Distillers as Chief Executive following its acquisition by Whtyte and Mackay. Charles is a joint founder of the successful internet company 5pm.co.uk. In addition to 5pm.co.uk he is also a Director of a software Company and a property development Company.
Charles joined the Lees Foods Board in November 2012. He can be regularly seen supporting the Glasgow Warrriors rugby team where he is Chairman
Clive’s early career was in the Advertising industry in Scotland having spent 2 years working in France for Camus Cognac Company. He joined Whyte and Mackay Distillers in 1991 as Export Marketing Manager and in his 12 years with the Whyte and Mackay Group he held a number of senior sales and marketing positions with his final role in 2003 being European Sales Director. Clive joined Lees in 2004 as Commercial Director and was appointed Managing Director of Lees of Scotland in 2007. He joined the Lees Foods Plc Board in 2005 and following a boardroom restructure became Chief Executive in September 2009.
Clive is a member of the Institute of Marketing and The Marketing Society and has a Diploma in Marketing.
Finance Director and Company Secretary
David graduated from Aberdeen University with an MBA in 1988 and joined KPMG in Edinburgh where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1991. He joined Lees as Financial Controller in 1993 at the time when Lees had returned to Scottish ownership, and played a key role in reducing the cost base of the Company and returning it to profitability. In 1996 David was appointed Finance Director of Lees and in 1999 he also became Company Secretary. He joined the Board of Waverley Bakery when it was acquired by Lees in 2003. David managed the Lees listing onto AIM in 2005. David’s other responsibilities include IT and Distribution.
Bert qualified with a Batchelor of Education Honours degree from Jordanhill College, Glasgow in 1981. He joined Lees of Scotland as Sales Director in 1998 after 16 years in the crisp and snack industry. He had previously been National Account Manager with Golden Wonder and Sales Director with Highlander Snacks.
He was made a Director of Lees Foods in 2006.
Supply Chain Director
Steven joined Lees at the end of 2007 as Supply Chain Director after spending 14 years in the Fresh Produce Industry. During this time he held various Management roles for companies such as Fyffes and Capespan focusing mainly on Procurement and Sales. He was appointed to the Lees of Scotland Board in May 2008, responsible for Procurement, Production Planning, Warehousing and Distribution. Steven was appointed to the Lees Foods Board in May 2016.
Steven is a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.
Nadia graduated from the University of Strathclyde with a BA in Business Law and Marketing. She joined, what was then the family business, the Carousel Wafer Company in 1987 and was appointed General Manager in 1989. Following a merger with Waverley, Nadia became Managing Director of the Waverley Bakery in 1997.
Nadia joined the Board of Lees Foods following Waverley’s acquisition in 2003.
Klaus has been involved with Lees of Scotland since 1993 when he acquired an interest in the Company. He was appointed Non-executive director in 1993. Between 1967 and 1986 Klaus was part owner and Director of Moray Firth Maltings Limited before moving to Australia for three years where he started up and ran two companies. He continues to have business interests in UK and Australia and has considerable experience in the food and drinks arena.