Loch Duart appoints luxury goods boss
LOCH Duart has made a new appointment to its board from the world of Scottish luxury goods.
Ian Laird, managing director of Ayrshire based Alex Begg, will be a non-executive director of the Sutherland and Hebrides based salmon company.
Alex Begg specialises in the design and manufacture of woven accessories and counts fashion brands such as Ralph Lauren and Vivienne Westwood among its clients, in addition to retailers such as Berdorf Goodman in New York and Wako in Tokyo.
Alban Denton, Loch Duart’s managing director, said: ‘Ian Laird joining the board is a real coup for Loch Duart as he brings with him the understanding of managing the prestigious, global luxury brand, Alex Begg.
‘We’re especially pleased that he will contribute his experience of managing a company which has not only doubled in size, but now exports most of what it produces.
‘Loch Duart’s focus is on producing extraordinary tasting salmon. Having Ian as part of our team will help us continue to deliver this to customers across the world.’
Laird said: ‘I’m very excited to be joining the board of Loch Duart at a time when this premium brand is growing in popularity, particularly overseas. It is one of the great Scottish business success stories.
‘I look forward to bringing my experience into the mix of the board of Loch Duart and being a champion for a quality product which is asked for by name worldwide.’
Above: Ian Laird