QMS chief executive to step down after 11 years in post

The chief executive of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), Uel Morton, is to step down from his role later this year.

Mr Morton, who has served in chief executive roles in the Scottish food and drink industry for the past 20 years, said he has enjoyed his role at the helm of the public body which promotes the Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork brands.

“The decision to step down is not one I have taken lightly,” he said. “I have huge pride in the breadth of activities – from marketing and education to industry development, quality assurance and economic analysis – which the small team of QMS staff delivers.”

Mr Morton (pictured above), whose career included nine years as chief executive of United Farmers Ltd, intends to retain an active role in the Scottish agricultural industry when he steps down from QMS, including consultancy and non-executive work.

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