By Ian McConnell

SCOTCH whisky distiller Edrington has appointed Angus Cockburn, a chartered accountant and former chief financial officer and interim chief executive of temporary power company Aggreko, to its board.

Mr Cockburn, who has been chief financial officer of Serco since October 2014, joined the board of Glasgow-based Edrington on September 1. David Richardson is retiring from the board of Edrington, which produces brands including The Macallan and Highland Park and is owned by the Robertson charitable trust, after seven years as a non-executive director.

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Edrington chairman Crawford Gillies said: “I am pleased to welcome Angus to the board of Edrington and look forward to benefiting from his wealth of experience from his highly successful career as a CFO, senior finance officer and non-executive director with a number of major international companies.”

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Mr Cockburn said: “I’m very excited to be joining the Edrington board. I have long admired the company for its unique ownership structure, its value of ‘giving more’ back to society, its global scale, and of course a world-class portfolio of super premium spirits. I look forward to...playing a part in a business that is so integral to the success of the Scotch whisky industry and the Scottish economy.”