Public appointment: Member reappointed to Quality Meat Scotland Board

Public appointments news release

The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands today announced the reappointment of Gordon Wallace as a Member of the Quality Meat Scotland Board.


Gordon Wallace is a butcher with over 30 years senior management experience ranging from volume carcass processing to meat product manufacturing.

Mr Wallace is a part-time lecturer at the City of Glasgow College and freelance assessor/trainer principally with Craft Skills Scotland. Gordon has a master’s degree in educational studies (M.Ed.), from Glasgow University and is a former chair of East

Renfrewshire Council’s audit and scrutiny committee.


This reappointment will be for four years and will run from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2027.

This reappointment is regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.


This reappointment is part-time and attracts a remuneration of £1,873.60 for a time commitment of 104 days per year.

Other ministerial appointments

Gordon Wallace does not hold any other public appointments.

Political activity

All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process.  However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity within the last five years (if there is any to be declared) to be made public.   

Gordon Wallace is a Scottish and Unionist Party Councillor for East Renfrewshire Council and is an Honorary President for the Renfrewshire Conservative and Unionist Association.


Quality Meat Scotland’s mission is to deliver a range of activities to support the development of a sustainable, professional, profitable and resilient Scottish red meat industry. Quality Meat Scotland promotes and protects the Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specifically Selected pork brands through clear, effective communication to ensure consumers fully understand what sets the brands apart – the Scotch Difference.

QMS works collaboratively across the whole supply chain including farmers, processors, auction marts, livestock hauliers, feed merchants, food service providers, butchers, retailers, research institutes and learning providers to build efficiency, brand integrity and consumer confidence.

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