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Graham’s appoint new FD, Jacky Farrell

Grahams The Family Dairy, Scotland’s largest independent dairy, has announced the appointment of Jacky Farrell, finance director to its Board. 

Farrell has been an employee of the award-winning family dairy since 1997, joining the Bridge of Allan based dairy after thirteen years as an accountant with Macfarlane Gray.

Raised in Stirlingshire and a graduate in accountancy from the University of Stirling, Farrell commented on her appointment: “The announcement came out of the blue.  It is lovely to be recognized for the many years I have devoted to Grahams The Family Dairy and I feel very proud to have been invited by the family to join the Board.”

Findogask (Perthshire) based Farrell, who oversees a finance and administration team of fifteen, will make her first formal Board appearance in March.

Dr Robert Graham, chairman of Graham’s The Family Dairy, added: “As chairman of Graham’s The Family Dairy, I am very pleased that Jacky has accepted an invitation to join the Board of our family business. 

“Jacky’s financial skills and professionalism first came to my notice when she undertook monthly audits of our business back in 1995.  We were so impressed that by 1997 we had offered her a position in Grahams with responsibility to develop our in-house finance team.  From a staff of 40 we now have 400 staff on the payroll. 

“Over this same period, we have grown to become firmly established as Scotland’s largest independent dairy and a leading, award winning brand that supplies multiple retail outlets throughout the UK.  Throughout, Jacky has been an instrumental part of the team to take us to where we are now.”

Grahams The Family Dairy has a Board of seven:  Dr Robert Graham – chairman; Robert Graham – managing director; Carol Graham – marketing director; Jean Graham – director; Shaun Dorrian – operations director; Jacky Farrell – finance director; Simon Thomson – non executive director (and CEO, Cairn Energy PLC).