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Lederer delivers talk on career in hospitality

Peter LedererPeter Lederer, former managing director and latterly chairman of Gleneagles, was the guest speaker at a breakfast hosted by The Merchant Company in Edinburgh which has just published a book on its history.

The event was held at The Merchants’ Hall in Hanover Street and guests heard Mr Lederer talk about his career highlights which included thirty years at the Perthshire hotel which last year hosted the Ryder Cup golf tournament.

He is also a former board member of spirits company Diageo Scotland, chairman of Visit Scotland and of the Saltire Foundation. He is currently a non-executive director at Baxters Food Group and chairman of Taste Communications Scotland and the jeweller Hamilton & Inches.

He also has a passion for helping young people get started in business and is involved with two start-ups.

Pat Denzler, treasurer and master designate at The Merchant Company said: “It was fascinating to hear Peter’s insights on his career and management strategy and we were extremely fortunate to have Peter come to talk to us this morning.”

Photo:  Pat Denzler, treasurer and master designate at The Merchant Company shows Peter Lederer a new book about the history of The Merchant Company (click on image to enlarge)

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