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Liquor Stores Association NSW elects new President

The Liquor Stores Association NSW (LSA) is pleased to announce that Paul Heilman, Director of Top Cellars Group was elected as the 11th President of the Association at Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Sydney today.

Mr Heilman purchased his first store in Cowra (his hometown) in December 2005, joined the LSA shortly thereafter, and then the board in 2010. In 2011, Paul was elected as Vice President – Independent Retailer (Country) Representative, and has maintained this position, while successfully growing his business where today he owns and operates six stores – five in Sydney plus his original store in Cowra.

Mr Heilman succeeds outgoing President David Reberger, who steps down after diligently and professionally serving on the board since 2009 and as President since 2012.

Mr Reberger said, “It has been an honour to have served as President of the LSA since 2012. I wish to thank the Australian Liquor Stores Association Board, LSA Executive Director Michael Waters and staff and the LSA Board for their support over this period. It is pleasing that LSA's independent retailer membership is at a record high. I attribute this to the fact that in the last five years LSA has been effectively representing its retailer members on regulatory issues with Government and has continued to expand its range of valuable services to members.”

Mr Heilman said, “I thank David for his stewardship of the Association over the past five years. The Association is well positioned as it moves into 2017 and beyond, with a strong membership, management team and committee, and I look forward to continuing to build on LSA’s engagement with all stakeholders – retailers, suppliers and regulators.”

Also elected into new positions were John Wilson, James Scott-McKenzie and Peter Wheatley, who were elected as Vice President – Independent Retailer (Country), Vice President – Chain Retailer and Treasurer respectively.

 From LSA Media Release on 8 November 2016 


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