Tom McGechie

Tom McGechie

Production Director Tom joined Smith Anderson in October 2018 and brings experience of leading and transforming operations in a wide range of industries, including Oil and Gas, Automotive and Sub-Contract supply. Tom began his leadership career with APW Enclosure Systems in Dundee where he attained a black belt in Lean Manufacturing before moving on to site and multi-site leadership roles …

Olivia Slater

Olivia Slater

Sales Director Olivia Slater was appointed Sales Director in June 2015 and is responsible for all external and internal sales and marketing resource. After graduating from Leeds University Olivia began her FMCG based career at Unilever and moved on to Rank Hovis McDougall, Griffiths Laboratories and into a significant period with Scottish & Newcastle in 1998. In 2007 Olivia returned …

David Marriott

David Marriott

Finance Director David Marriott was appointed Finance Director in March 2014. A qualified Chartered Management Accountant, David has considerable experience working in FMCG and packaging companies since graduating from Aberdeen University in 1986. David commenced his career in Unilever and worked in Van den Bergh and Jurgens, Brooke Bond and Birds Eye Walls. In 2001 he joined Amcor Flexibles Europe and …

Jamie Verden-Anderson

Jamie Verden-Anderson

Technical Director Jamie Verden-Anderson was appointed a Non-Executive Director of Smith Anderson Group in 2014. Jamie started working in the family business back in 1992 and has held a number of senior positions within the Group. He currently holds the position as Head of Technical & Engineering responsible for the development of Smith Anderson’s manufacturing platform to meet the needs …

David Wood

David Wood

David brings 25+ years of entrepreneurial experience to the board. Having founded or co-founded 3 companies in the web based software space, David is very familiar with the challenges of creating growth and value in a company – including securing early stage funding, mergers & acquisitions, and exit strategies. David currently consults with companies looking to maximize the profitability and …

Fiona Partridge

Fiona Partridge

Non-Executive Director Fiona Partridge was appointed Non-Executive Director in January 2003.  She is originally from Fife but now lives and works near Edinburgh.  Fiona is the Chair of the Company’s Remuneration Committee. Fiona is descended from Charles Anderson who originally started the Company and represents her family shareholders on the Board. Her time is split between various work commitments and …

Keith Verden-Anderson

Keith Verden-Anderson

Non-Executive Director Keith Verden-Anderson was appointed non-executive Director of Smith Anderson Group in July 2011.  Since graduating with a 2:1 BSc Honours in Technology and Business Studies from Strathclyde University in 1989, Keith has had a very successful and varied career in companies ranging from IBM in Singapore, Ford in Europe, and 10 years with Smith Anderson as the Group …

Michael Longstaffe

Michael Longstaffe

Chief Executive Officer Michael Longstaffe was appointed Chief Executive Officer in April 2011. He supports a great management team in their delivery of the Company’s strategy and vision, focussing on quality, innovation and service. Evolving through international sales & marketing disciplines, Michael has worked in FMCG & packaging companies since graduating from Edinburgh University in 1987. Originally at Whyte & …

David Robertson

David Robertson

Non-Executive Chairman David took on the role of Non-Executive Chairman of Smith Anderson In July 2016. He was previously involved in the Company as the Group Finance Director and Group Managing Director between 1994 and 2009 and as an Alternate Director and Chair of the Audit Risk Committee between 2012 and 2016. David trained as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers …