In line with the Group’s succession plan, Lundie will succeed Gordon Ross, who is retiring from full time employment at the end of March 2013. Ross will remain on the Group Board thereafter as a Non-executive Director.

Ian Lundie has over 20 years board level experience as a Finance Director of UK and international businesses in the manufacturing, travel and computer software sectors.

Jonathan Muirhead, Group Chairman, said: “Ian’s appointment will strengthen the board as he brings a wealth of experience, particularly in international business. As the company seeks to expand its operations overseas in the next few years, I look forward to Ian’s contribution to the delivery of our strategic goals.”

Commenting on his appointment, Ian Lundie said: “I am delighted to be joining such an innovative and highly regarded company. I very much look forward to working closely with the senior management team at Scottish Leather Group to deliver even greater success in the future.”

With a combined heritage of nearly 500 years and its leather exported to over 60 countries around the world, the Scottish Leather Group is an award-winning international business, supplying world class brands such as Aston Martin, British Airways, Emirates, Jaguar, Land Rover, Vertu and Volvo.