By Amy Looker

The Australian Liquor Stores Association (ALSA) named its new president and executive management committee following its AGM yesterday.

Sydney-based liquor retailer and LSA NSW president, Giuseppe Minissale, has been elected to the role of president, taking over from founding president Mal Higgs, who held the role for a significant 25 years.

Minissale said he was looking forward to working with the ALSA team and building upon the solid foundation established by Higgs during his years in the role.

“Mal has devoted an exceptional amount of personal time in his service to the sector, including as ALSA president for over twenty years,” Minissale said.

”Mal was a key instigator in setting up ALSA and has steered it through its formative years to the peak national retail liquor industry representative organisation it is today. Along with the board and the entire ALSA team, I thank him for that contribution.”   

Higgs said that he was honoured to have been involved with ALSA during his tenure as president.

“ALSA was formed with the belief that there was the need for a strong and united retail sector voice to meet the challenges our sector would face into the future. I am proud to have had the opportunity of leading that process and thank those who have supported that vision along the way to make the organisation as strong as it is today.”

Minissale will step down from his position as LSA NSW president in order to take on his new role.

In addition to Minissale, the following management committee positions were named:

National Executive Management Committee Office Bearer Positions

Giuseppe Minissale – President

Lou Spagnolo – Vice President, Foundation

Curtis Field – Vice President, Chain Store

Terry Mott – Secretary

Lindsay James – Treasurer

National Executive Management Committee Members

Faye Hartley – LSA NT

Colin Newman – LSA NT

Shane Tremble – Woolworths Liquor Group

David Reberger – LSA NSW

Michael Waters – LSA NSW

Jos de Bruin – MGA

George Kovits – MGA

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