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 & Mackay Distillers in Glasgow, he moved through the printing ink industry into Smith Anderson Group 21 years ago. Michael is personally responsible for the Company’s largest single account which he has managed for almost 20 years. He has recently held positions as Vice President of Pack2go Europe and as a board member of the UK Foodservice Packaging Association (FPA) as well as sitting on a number of local boards, including Fife Chamber of Commerce.
Michael married Sally in 1992 and they have three daughters. He is a motorsport ‘fanatic’ now campaigning a 1970 racing MG Midget and also enjoys shooting, skiing and golf.