Stewart Gilliland

Non-Executive Chair

Date of appointment: 

Stewart joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 5 July 2021 and became Non-Executive Chair on 20 September 2021. The search for a new Group CEO is underway and in the interim Stewart has agreed to step into the role of Interim Executive Chair from 1 June 2022 to December 2022. 


Stewart has a wealth of experience in senior and board roles at fast-moving consumer goods businesses, both listed and private. Both as an executive and non-executive, he established a strong track record in supporting businesses to achieve their growth ambitions and encouraging engagement with stakeholders. 

External appointments: 

Stewart is currently Chair of C&C Group plc until 7 July 2022, as well as a Non-Executive Director at Chapel Down Group plc, Tesco plc and Natures Way Foods Limited. 


Stewart has over 30 years’ experience and knowledge in international marketing, logistics and general management. Committees: