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Paul Waterson

SLTA Chief Executive

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.