By Andrew Starke
The peak industry body for spirits manufacturers in Australia, the Distilled Spirits Industry Council of Australia (DSICA), has elected Tim Salt as its new Chairman.
Salt replaces outgoing Chairman Michael McShane, managing director of Brown Forman Australia, who has been promoted to a new position in Shanghai with his company.
Salt is the managing director of leading premium drinks producer Diageo Australia, suppliers of products such as Smirnoff Vodka, Bundaberg Rum and Johnnie Walker scotch whisky.
Originally from the UK, Salt has been in his current role since July 2008.
He has spent a lot of his career in beverage companies including Tetley Tea in the UK, Pepsi in Australia and USA and brewer Lion Nathan in Australia.
DSICA members thanked McShane for his outstanding work as Chair during a period of ongoing challenges and his commitment to maintaining DSICA’s leading role in the debate over responsible alcohol consumption.
DSICA is committed to creating an informed political and social environment that educates consumers about moderate alcohol consumption and encourages responsible community attitudes towards alcohol.