Rod Gillies

Head of Marketing, Borders Distillery

Rod has worked in the drinks industry for over 25 years, from running student unions and bars, to developing innovation for some of the UK’s biggest brands and drinks companies. He is now the Head of Marketing for The Borders Distillery, one of Scotland’s newest whisky distilleries. He thinks the best marketing happens when robust insight meets creative bravery, and he is passionate about the value of design. Rod is currently the vice-chair of the Marketing Society in Scotland’s advisory board, and away from the world of work he is a semi-professional LEGO builder and an author.


Join us a week full of inspirational speakers, creative ideas and healthy competition
Read the review from Jaimie Anderson, Whyte & Mackay on Future Leaders with Rod Gillies.
You’ve been with The Borders Distillery/Three Stills Company for over a year now, what was the first major change you
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