Scottish Grocers Federation has announced its long-term succession plans, naming Nisa retailer Dan Brown as senior vice president and Keystore retail director Craig Brown as vice president.

Dan, owner of Nisa Local Pinkie Farm in Musselburgh, will assume the presidency when the incumbent Asim Sarwar steps down in October 2020. Widely seen as a rising star of the sector, he will be the federation’s youngest ever president.

“I am truly honoured to be taking on the role of senior vice president and I am very much looking forward to working with Asim and the SGF team,” Dan commented.

“The SGF has gone from strength to strength over the last few years and as we enter 2020 we bring with us a truly diverse wealth of experience and a political voice that has tremendous potential to influence the direction of our industry.”

Craig will succeed to the presidency when Dan’s two-year term ends in 2022.

Pete Cheema, chief executive of the SGF, said: “I am delighted that the National Executive has approved this move. This will ensure a smooth transition between two of the key roles within the federation.

“Dan’s fresh thinking, motivation and enthusiasm will undoubtedly have a big impact and will be a major asset as we move into 2020 and beyond.”