New trustees join The Benevolent

01 August, 2013

The Benevolent has appointed three senior drinks industry figures as new trustees.

The drinks industry charity said it hoped to expected from the “significant wealth of experience brought to the table by Andrew Hawes of Mentzendorff, Dan Townsend of Treasury Wine Estates and John Mills, formerly of Intercontinental Brands.

Benevolent Chairman Chris Porter said: “They are all well-known and influential figures within the trade and bring with them unparalleled experience and knowledge of the drinks industry.

Their appointment is a reflection of the ongoing revitalisation of The Benevolent and a clear demonstration that the trade charity is actively re-engaging with the trade.”

Chief executive David Cox added; “The fact that such high-profile and well-respected decision makers are devoting their time and energy to The Benevolent indicates that the trade continues to be caring, forward thinking and ethically minded and is a positive reflection upon the culture and ethos of the drinks industry as a whole.”

Meanwhile Christopher Carson and Tony Dee are both stepping down from the board after each giving 20 years of service.

The Benevolent said the duo, who joined in 1993, have proved invaluable assets to the charity and instrumental to its revitalisation and relaunch over the past year.  

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