The association has today announced that Alan Clarke, who has been chief executive for seven years, will leave Scottish Bakers in June.

Clarke will leave the organisation at the end of June to take up the role of chief executive of Quality Meat Scotland.

Craig McPhie, president of Scottish Bakers, said Clarke was leaving the association “in a much healthier position than when he joined”. 

During Clarke’s time as president, McPhie said Scottish Bakers “had built on the World Championship Scotch Pie Awards and established the Scottish Baker of the Year Awards, making a positive impact to each of the winning businesses.” 

He added that the association had also won Conference of the Year twice in a row, at the UK Association Awards.

In conclusion, McPhie said: “I would like to thank Alan for everything he and his team have achieved and we sincerely wish him well for the future as we look to fill some very big shoes.”

Scottish Bakers told British Baker that a recruitment process is underway.