Our people

Scotland The Bread is very much a community effort: around Executive Chairman Andrew Whitley and Miller-Manager Connie Hunter is a supporting cast of Board Directors and Community Benefit Society members without whom our work would be impossible.

Andrew Whitley

Andrew Whitley
Executive Chairman

Andrew is director of Bread Matters Ltd and a leader of the artisan baking revival, having founded the organic Village Bakery in the 1970s. He is author of the seminal Bread Matters and the best-selling DO Sourdough.

He has an MSc in Food Policy from City University London and is credited with ‘changing the way we think about bread’ (BBC Food & Farming Awards).

He co-founded the Real Bread Campaign and is a former vice-chair of the Soil Association. He co-founded the Bread For Good Community Benefit Society, which trades as Scotland The Bread, with his late wife Veronica Burke in 2012.

Connie Hunter

Connie Hunter

Connie joined Scotland The Bread in September 2018, and is a crucial part of Scotland The Bread’s ongoing and growing success, responsible for milling our heritage grains and working directly with our membership and customers to make this delicious and nutrient-rich flour available to more people in Scotland and beyond.

Connie’s focus, since reading Development Studies at SOAS, has always been on campaigning for a more sustainable and just food system. She has particularly championed the idea that organic food should be accessible to people on low incomes. Before coming to Scotland The Bread, this took the form of running an organic Food Cooperative for students; working on local food projects for Women’s Environmental Network (WEN) delivering food growing training to Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women’s groups; and setting up new community gardens or mini-allotments on housing estates.

She and her partner have also established East Neuk Market Garden on a two-acre organic agroecological farm at Balcaskie Estate, just a step away from our premises, which supplies local restaurants and a veg bag subscription.