Doug Clydesdale

Doug joined Newton as a Senior Advisor in 2009, adding significant commercial experience after leading a variety of international FMCG companies through major change and delivering exceptional financial results.

Doug has held a number of senior positions including Chief Executive of Carlsberg UK, Managing Director of KP Crisps Division (United Biscuits) and Managing Director of Golden Wonder Foods Group. More recently he has been involved in various private equity projects, including in the role of Non-executive Chairman for Compass Supply Solutions.


Dr George Paterson CBE

George graduated from Edinburgh University with BSc and PhD degrees, and conducted post-doctoral research at the National Research Council in Ottawa before working with the Canadian government in a wide variety of scientific and managerial positions.

As the first Director, Scotland of the Food Standards Agency, he was responsible for the development and delivery of the Agency's programmes in Scotland from 2000-2009 when he retired. George was later awarded a CBE in 2008 for his services to the food sector.

George now sits on the Board of the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, is Chair of Marine Scotland's newly established Science Advisory Board, is a member of the Scottish Food Quality Certification Council and joined Newton as a Senior Advisor in 2009.


Lawrence Christensen CBE, DCL, FILT, FIMS

Joining Newton as a Senior Advisor in 2009, Lawrence has over 20 years board level experience as a director of various FTSE100 companies. He has held the positions of Supply Chain Director of J.Sainsbury, and Managing Director of Sainsbury's Convenience Business, as well as being Non-executive Director at Christian Salvesen and Group Operations Director at Safeway plc.

With unparalleled consumer industry understanding, Lawrence has also successfully taken on roles including President of the Freight Transport Association, Chairman of the CIES Logistics Committee, Member of the Government Commission for Integrated Transport (CfIT) and Member of the Government Road Haulage Forum.


Stephen Will Weir

Stephen is an expert in end to end supply chain sustainability with wide ranging operational experience and a passion for zero waste and process optimisation. He has held Board level and senior management roles for organizations such as British Oxygen, Tate & Lyle International, Price Waterhouse, WCI International and DHL Logistics and has lead projects across the oil & gas, automotive, government/defence, food, retail and mineral extraction industry sectors.

Now based primarily in Silicon Valley, California, Stephen is involved in the leading edge development of new supply chain technologies and concepts that enable Newton’s clients to stay at the forefront of operational excellence in all fields.