Robert Shearlaw

Job title: Chairman

Email: RS@drrural.co.uk

Professional background: Robert is a first-generation dairy farmer running a 220-cow dairy in combination with arable and beef fattening enterprises on a 550-acre mixed farm in South Ayrshire.

Past Vice Chairman of the UK wide Farmer owned business First Milk, and a past Chairman of the Scottish NFU national milk committee.

Robert is passionate about the opportunities that exist for the Scottish rural economy over the next few years driven by the changing world landscape on both food and energy supply.

To that end he holds a range of positions with innovative businesses worldwide in the food and energy sectors.

‘With the correct application the next twenty years can be very good for the Scottish land-based industries and at Davidson & Robertson we have a team of skills in place that will add value to any business in the sector’.

Robert is a member of Scottish Agricultural Arbiters' and Valuers' Association (SAAVA).