The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) has announced details of a restructuring of the senior team tasked with delivering Scotland’s largest outdoor event – The Royal Highland Show (RHS).
Under the new organisational plan, Mark Currie, RHASS operations director will be responsible for the overall event delivery of RHS with David Tennant, competitions manager, leading on all competitions including livestock, Scottish Dairy Championships, poultry and technical innovations.
An experienced event professional, Currie cut his teeth at DF Concerts before joining RHASS in 2016. In the last four years, he has successfully delivered large-scale events at the Royal Highland Centre, including Little Mix, Terminal V and the record-breaking 2019 Royal Highland Show. Currie will continue to oversee the development of the 120-acre site near Edinburgh Airport, including the completion of the new £5 million events space in 2020.
Tennant has been a permanent member of the RHS Livestock Team since 2015 having worked on a temporary contract to cover the show period since 2010. Tennant took charge of delivering the competition element of the event in 2019, which including planning and overseeing more than 900 competitions.
Commenting on the new structure, Alan Laidlaw, RHASS CEO, said: “We are confident that the new structure, lead by Mark and David, will deliver what is the most important showcase for Scottish agriculture.
“Both Mark and David have demonstrated to RHASS directors that they have the vision and the expertise to drive forward this world-class event and have already got record-breaking shows under their belt.”