Eden Mill announce new Board of Directors


EDEN MILL St Andrews, which is embarking on the development of its carbon neutral single malt whisky distillery in St Andrews, has announced a newly created Board of Directors. The company recently announced that it had received investment from Edinburgh-based specialist consumer brand investor Inverleith LLP, which took a majority stake in the company in January 2022.

Following the investment, a new Board of Directors has been formed. 

Stella Morse, who has previously held senior financial and strategy roles at Scottish & Newcastle, The Edrington Group, C&C Group is the new chair. She is Inverleith’s CFO.

On her appointment, Morse said, “I’m delighted to be joining the Board of EDEN MILL as Chair. The foundations of a premium global gin and scotch whisky brand have been laid over the last few years, with EDEN MILL producing beautiful and award-winning gins and its early limited edition single malt scotch being well received. The unique distillery site secured by EDEN MILL with a sustainability agenda at its heart, working collaboratively with the renowned University of St Andrews, will become an icon of gin and scotch whisky distilling in the future. There’s an exciting journey ahead and I’m looking forward to working with Paul Miller, the founder and Managing Director, together with my experienced colleagues on the Board, to oversee the journey of this contemporary gin and scotch whisky distillery.’

Also joining the Board of Directors is Inverleith’s Managing Partner, Paul Skipworth, and Micheal Atkinson. Skipworth is the former CEO of Glenmorangie and Director of Moet Hennessy Asia and Inverleith Senior Investment Director, while  Michael Atkinson brings global spirits industry experience from the Bacardi Martini Corporation and Moet Hennessy.

Rennie Donaldson, former Group Financial Controller at Edrington (Macallan, Famous Grouse) and prior Head of Corporate Development at William Grant & Sons (Glenfiddich, Hendrick’s) will be joining the company as its new Chief Operating Officer, a role which holds a board seat.

Founder and Managing Director of EDEN MILL St Andrews, Paul Miller, who sits on the Board, commented on the appointments, saying ‘One of the main reasons for linking with Inverleith as our majority investor was due to the deep wealth of spirits industry experience that they collectively bring to the table. With the further addition of Rennie as well, I am delighted that the company will benefit from a Board with such extensive industry experience, which will be incredibly valuable as we continue on our growth journey and realise our ambition’.