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Ken retired in 2008 from the position of Chief Officer, Scottish Co-operative.
As well as Scottish Co-opís 270 food stores, Ken also had operational responsibility for Northern Ireland Co-op and Manx Co-op, where a further 50 stores are located.
Kenís retail career began almost 40 years ago and he has held a number of senior management positions in Scotland with major food retailers, joining Scottish Co-operative in 1992 as Chief Officer.
He is a strong advocate for the development of the Scottish retail industry, Scottish suppliers and quality Scottish products, and takes a leading role in the retail sector.
Ken was formerly a member of the Executive of the Scottish Grocersí Federation, Vice Chair and latterly Chair of Skillsmart, the UK retail sector skills council. Ken was also Chairman of Caravan Scotland, formerly the National Grocersí Benevolent Fund.
Tony manages Tesco Corporate and Government Affairs in Scotland. Based in the Tesco Scottish Office in Livingston, Tony has extensive experience in the media and political community. Tesco is Scotlandís largest private sector employer and plays an important role in Scotlandís economy, including job creation, regeneration, food production and the environment.
Before joining Tesco, Tony was Head of Media and official spokesman for the Scottish Labour Party, working closely with a large number of senior parliamentarians, including ex-Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
Tony regularly represents Tesco in a number of key arenas from meeting local communities, Councillors or MSPs, to sitting on SCDI Executive Committee.
Fiona has a Degree in International Politics and a Masters in Industrial Relations, and has worked in a range of posts covering business planning, funding, regeneration and strategic business development.
Prior to joining the SRC in November 2002, Fiona was instrumental in establishing the Ceramic Industry Forum, a DTI-funded company set up to aid the competitiveness of the UK ceramic sector. This included establishing public-private partnerships, and overseeing projects with regional, national and European funding and support.
As Director of the SRC Fionaís key areas of work include maintaining the political and industry profile of the retail sector in Scotland through information sharing, media engagement, research activity and developing links with key sector partners, including the Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament. This is supported by representation on a wide range of public and private sector action groups, committees and boards, including the Board of the Scottish Business Crime Centre and the Scottish Committee of the Institute of Directors. Fiona is also a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commence, and a member of the Institute of Directors. Fiona also sits on the Management Team and the Board of the British Retail Consortium.
Public Affairs and Policy Adviser
A post-graduate of the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and a graduate of the University of Edinburgh, David has held a number of positions working in public affairs, policy research and politics both in Germany and in Scotland including advising MSPs on health and education policy in the Scottish Parliament.
David works on the policy, public affairs and media activities of the SRC and represents and promotes the interests of the Scottish retail sector through political engagement with local representatives, parliamentarians, the Scottish Government and sits on a range of partnerships, working groups and committees.
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