GRAHAM Stevenson, a chartered accountant, joined Inver House Distillers as a financial controller in 1994, after six years with KPMG and seven with the North British Distillery.

He rose to the position of finance director in January 1995, before stepping up to become managing director in June 2000.

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He is treasurer of the Scotch Whisky Association and sits on its council.

Mr Stevenson has been married to Linda since 1984, and the couple have three children, Alasdair, Gordon and Linsey.

Alasdair followed him into the industry when he joined Speyside BenRiach Distillery around two years ago, before his eldest son, Gordon, joined his father at Inver House in November as a graduate trainee in international sales.

Outside work, he enjoys playing five-a-side football and golf, and spending time with his family at their holiday home in Elie, Fife.