Paul McLaughlin - Chief Commercial Officer

Paul joined RSSB in February 2018 from BESA, a trade association within the construction industry. As its Chief Executive he led the organisation to deliver value and benefit to members. Prior to this he was Managing Director at Scotty Brand and the first Chief Executive of Scotland Food & Drink. At the latter, an industry membership organisation, he developed sector-wide strategies focussed on commercial results. He lobbied and influenced government and established Scotland Food & Drink as the industry’s main leadership body.

Before joining Scotland Food & Drink, Paul worked at Mars and then The Coca-Cola Company, most recently as Commercialisation Director responsible for North West Europe.

Paul gained a first-class honours degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Glasgow, and also holds a Diploma in Company Direction from Durham University Business School.

Paul is the Chair of The Hamptons Estate Company Ltd.

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