Steve McLean

Head of Agriculture & Fisheries, 

Steve became Head of Agriculture & Fisheries Sourcing at M&S in April 2012, and has overall responsibility for agricultural and fisheries supply chain sourcing and supply chain sustainability across the M&S Food business. He initially joined M&S in September 2008 as Agriculture Manager responsible for ruminant livestock supply chains and has worked extensively with the M&S supply base around the world on the M&S ‘Farming for the Future’ sustainable agricultural production programme.

Prior to joining M&S, Steve was Chief Executive of the Texel Sheep Society and the Business Director of BASCO Data Limited, a collaboration between the UK’s three largest beef & sheep breed societies that managed performance and breed society data. Before that he worked as Lamb Marketing Manager at the ANM Group based at Thainstone in Aberdeenshire.

Steve’s family background has its roots firmly in the Scottish fishing industry, where his brother continues the tradition from the Scottish port of Gairloch on the North West coast. He lives with his wife and two children in rural Oxfordshire, where his wife is a partner in the family livestock farm.