Dennis has chaired the Ardtornish board since 2011.
He co-founded the Ross-shire sustainable seafood business Aquascot in 1987, and now chairs the board of the Trust which owns the business on behalf of the 200 employees. He was a trustee of the UK’s leading organic food and farming organisation, the Soil Association, from 2006 to 2017, for the last three years as chair of the board. He was a founding director and is currently chair of Scotland Food and Drink, the leadership body for Scotland’s farming, fishing, food and drink sectors.
In the African Great Lakes Region, Dennis chairs the board of the Rwandan organic essential oils farming and processing business Ikirezi, which contributes to the income of hundreds of small-scale farmers.
In 2014 Dennis was awarded the OBE for services to economic development in Alness and Rwanda. He lives in Ross-shire.