Paul Waterson has been the Chief Executive of The Scottish Licensed Trade Association since 2002. He has worked in his family’s long established pub and hotel business and has been a member of The Scottish Licensed Trade Association for 38 years. He was elected National President of The S.L.T.A. in 1996 and in 1998 he was re-elected for an unprecedented third term. He is a Past President of the Strathclyde Licensed Trade Association and a Past Chairman of the United Kingdom and Ireland L.T.A.
He is a Past President of the Benevolent Society of the Licensed Trade of Scotland; Past Visitor(Chairman) of the Incorporation of Maltmen in Glasgow; he sits on a number of committees at the Scottish Parliament looking at licensed trade issues including the Scottish Government Alcohol Industry Partnership, Age Restricted Products Enforcement Group, and was a member of the Expert Reference Group which looked into the White Paper on Licensing Reform. Paul is also a panel member of the UK wide Pubs Independent Conciliation and Arbitration Service (PICA-Service). In 2008, he was awarded the prestigous SLTN Industry Achievement Award at a ceremony in Glasgow.