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Who's Who at the SRC

KEN MACKENZIE
SRC Chairman


Ken is the former Chief Officer, Scottish Co-operative, and since then has worked as a self-employed business consultant.

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 National 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 MCELROY
SRC Vice-Chair


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.

DAVID LONSDALE
Director, SRC


David Lonsdale is the Director of the Scottish Retail Consortium. Prior to this he was Assistant Director at CBI Scotland for 8 years until 2013, and previously worked at the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, rising from Policy Officer to become Head of Policy & Public Affairs.

Davidís responsibilities at the SRC involve representing and promoting the interests of the retail industry and member companies to government, policy makers and opinion formers on a wide range of public policy issues.

He is a board trustee of Workplace Chaplaincy Scotland, and served as a member of the Church of Scotlandís 2011/12 Commission on the Purposes of Economic Activity and as Chair of the Homes for Scotland 2011 Quality Awards.

david.lonsdale@brc.org.uk

DAVID MARTIN
Head of Policy & External Affairs, SRC


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.

david.martin@brc.org.uk / 07880 039 743
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