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ALSA appoints new CEO

Australian Liquor Stores Association (ALSA) President Giuseppe Minissale has announced the appointment of Julie Ryan as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Australian Liquor Stores Association.

Julie is a global executive with over 15 years of experience in legal and advocacy roles and is an experienced company director.

Julie was previously the Global General Counsel and Company Secretary for Accolade Wines, and a director of Winemakers Federation of Australia. During the 7 years at Accolade Wines Julie supported multiple Australian and international acquisitions, and was responsible for global legal risk management, government relations and brand protection.

Prior to joining the wine industry Julie was the Australasian legal counsel for an international packaging company, and before that, a senior associate in a top-tier national law firm where she focused on international and domestic mergers and acquisitions, and corporate and commercial advisory.

Congratulating Julie on her appointment after an extensive search, Giuseppe said that the board was looking forward to working with Julie to “proactively advocate a compelling, evidence-based agenda that constructively influences the public and political sentiment.

“The board selection committee was unanimous that the combination of Julie’s commercial acumen, refined negotiation and influencing skills, and advanced stakeholder management experience, made her the ideal candidate for the CEO of ALSA.

“Julie has demonstrated success in developing and executing strategic plans for the clear communication of complex issues and this will be invaluable to representing all of our members and contributors.”

Commenting on her new role, Julie said “I am looking forward to the opportunity to effectively communicate the significant economic and social contribution the retail packaged liquor industry makes to Australia, and to advocating our right to retail liquor responsibly.

“My first priority though is to meet and engage with all of ALSA’s members, suppliers, corporate sponsors and contributors, in order to understand their varied needs.”

Giuseppe also acknowledged the “enormous contribution made to ALSA, its members, corporate partners and the broader alcohol beverages industry” by long serving ALSA CEO Terry Mott, who will retire on July 31st 2018.

Taken from LSA NSW News 4 June 2018 

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