Duncan Mackison


Duncan MackisonDuncan is the Chief Operating Officer of Buccleuch having joined in August 2014.  Prior to this he worked for Serco plc for 9 years where his last role was as the Managing Director of their UK Defence business. His business experience over the last 20 years is mainly in the delivery of outsourced service contracts, often to the public sector with a property bias.  From 2008 until 2012 he was the Chief Executive of ACCESS LLP, a joint venture between Glasgow City Council and Serco, to transform IT and property services.  Duncan started his career as a Royal Marines Officer, often on active service around the world.

Rodney Shearer

Managing Director

1N5C6339-152-211Rodney has been the Production Director since the company’s inception in 1988 and has held the post of Managing Director since 2000. Rodney has a very wide horticultural experience and was responsible for the development of the nursery from a green field site. He has recently developed a second nursery site to satisfy increasing demand and although he is Managing Director, he still maintains a hands-on role in production.

Chris M Hyde

Non Executive Director

CMHChris has been an Alba shareholder since its inception. He is a London School of Economics graduate and chartered accountant and has held senior positions in finance and operations throughout his city career. More recently, Chris has completed various assignments within financial services including at a city firm focused on environmental and climate change related finance.

Andy Wiseman

Non Executive Director

Andy is a professional chartered forester who has worked in the AW headshot 0916 1forest industry for over 30 years. He has extensive management experience across the private and public sectors, including contracting, sawmilling and wildlife conservation projects. Buccleuch use Andy’s experience in their Rural Solutions companies and Woodlands enterprises.