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Former Edrington chairman Sir Ian Good CBE dies

Sir Ian Good CBE, the former chairman of Edrington, has died at the age of 80.

Sir Ian Good Edrington
Sir Ian Good was chair of the SWA from 2000 to 2005

Good was also chair of the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) between 2000 and 2005.

Scott McCroskie, Edrington CEO, described Good as a central figure in Edrington’s history.

“Sir Ian will be remembered as a key architect of the Edrington we know today. He worked with the Robertson sisters and led a team that transformed our business from a whisky blender and broker to an international premium spirits company.

“He also introduced employee share ownership that has allowed so many employees to share in Edrington’s success.

“Sir Ian cared deeply about Edrington’s people and the empathetic, supportive culture we feel in the business today is in large part a legacy of that. He also believed in striving for ‘excellence’, which remains one of our core values.

“I had the privilege to work with Sir Ian for a few years before he retired, and to see him occasionally after that.

“While he could be robust when he had to be, the man I knew was one of the cleverest, kindest and most compassionate that I have met. We owe him a debt of gratitude for his legacy. He will be sadly missed.”

Edrington extended its ‘sincere condolences’ to Good’s wife, Lady Irene, his daughters and wider family.

The SWA wrote said it was “saddened to hear of the passing of Sir Ian Good CBE – chair of the SWA between 2000 and 2005. He will be fondly remembered by the Scotch whisky industry. Our thoughts are with Lady Irene, his family and all who loved him.”

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