John Kinnaird joined RSABI's Board in 2009 and was Vice Chairman for 2 years before taking over the role as Chairman.
Well known throughout the Scottish farming industry, John has been a partner in a 600 acre farm in East Lothian since 1969, handing over management to his son Andrew in 2001 as his involvement with NFU Scotland increased. He served for 3 years as a Vice President, and was NFUS President from 2003-2007, representing Scotland's farmers at a time of significant change. Since stepping down from this role, John has taken on other challenges, including committee member of AgriScot, local Director of NFU Mutual, Director of the Moredun Research Institute, Chair of the Scottish Government's Scottish Appeals Procedure Panel, and Guardian member at Scotland Food and Drink. He also serves as Deputy Lieutenant for East Lothian.