Our People

Andrew Alderson

Chief Executive

Andrew joined Scobie McIntosh in 2011 in a full-time capacity following a varied career that has spanned a number of disciplines including corporate finance, the military as a deployed reservist, project management and post-conflict reconstruction. He spent ten years building his own business in the Middle East which specialised in complex projects and complex environments.

Andrew spent his early career as a Director at Lazard, one of the world’s pre-eminent investment banks. He was involved in over 350 public and private transactions, raising over $130 billion. He has a degree from Newcastle University in Agricultural Economics and has written a book by the title Bankrolling Basra.

Mark Stevens

Sales Director

Mark joined the business as sales director with over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, with extensive skills in the 5 star and private hotel sectors. In this role, Mark is responsible for providing guidance and direction to the sales division, helping the Company understand the demands and requirements of its customer base and how to support them in a constructive and formalised manner.

Prior to Scobie, Mark was a business director with experience in a variety of functional areas including staff development, financial competencies, business development, sales and associated costs, general management and customer expectation deliverance.

Geoffrey Alderson

Non-executive Chairman

Geoffrey joined Scobie & McIntosh in 1965 after training in kitchen planning at Stotts of Oldham. Working under his father Peter Alderson, Geoffrey led its expansion across a wide range of sectors including industrial canteens, school and hospital kitchens, restaurants and hotels. He was instrumental in expanding the company’s presence in England, and accelerating the development of the company by starting the first service support engineering service.

By 1979, Geoffrey became Chairman and was responsible for further developing the Company’s nationwide presence with new branches in Leeds and Welwyn Garden City. During this period Geoffrey co-founded CEDA – the Catering Equipment Distributors Association with the core aim of encouraging the highest levels of professionalism in catering equipment supply. As a member of the board, Geoffrey now provides valuable experience, knowledge and guidance to Scobie McIntosh.