NEW chairman of the Aberdeen and Northern Marts’ Group is Pete Watson, who takes over from Pat Machray, who officially stepped down as chair at the agm held at Thainstone Centre and will retire fully as a director in August.
“I am proud to be appointed as chairman of such a diverse and important business in the North and North-east,” said Mr Watson, who will be supported by new vice-chairman, Mike Macaulay.
“The ANM Group plays a major role in Scotland’s economy supporting the farming industry and delivering a professional, quality service across all divisions to our members and customers. 
“I look forward to working with the board, executive team and staff, implementing the group’s strategy and objectives to move the business forward on a positive basis and continue to ensure that we remain fit for the future.”
The former chief executive and chairman of the group, Mr Machray, said: “I have enjoyed my time served on the board with the support of a very capable board of directors, executive team and all our people at ANM. I would like to thank everyone for their hard work and efforts over the years.”