Gareth Baird | The Crown Estate

Gareth Baird

Board Counsellor

Gareth was appointed to the Board on 1 October 2009, and reappointed on 1 October 2017. Gareth retired as Scottish Commissioner on 31 March 2017.

Key strengths

  • Scottish affairs
  • Farming
  • Enterprise


Gareth is a third generation tenant farmer involved in arable and beef production near Kelso in the Borders and is a leading figure in Scotland’s agricultural and food and drink sectors.

External appointments

Gareth is Chairman of Scott Country Potato Growers Ltd, Vice Chairman of Grainco Ltd, and a Director of Scotland Food and Drink. He currently chairs the South of Scotland regional advisory board of Scottish Enterprise. He is a fellow of the Royal Agricultural Society and Deputy Lord Lieutenant for Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale.

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