By James Atkinson

Tony Snell of Sydney’s Terrey Hills Liquor Supply has become the first non-publican to chair the Independent Liquor Group (ILG) board in 39 years.

Snell was elected late last month, after having been a member of ILG for the past 19 years. He sat on the board from 2003 to 2007 prior to making a comeback in 2011.

“I am honoured to be appointed as chairman and humbled by my board colleagues’ vote of confidence. It is with delight that I accept this new challenge with the primary focus of ensuring that we as a board continue to explore all opportunities for the endurance of the co-operative,” he said.

After 15 years of membership, Fairfield West Cellars’ Chris Grigoriou was elected deputy chair, having made the move to join the board last year.

New on the board is David Mellor of D’Vine Cellars, who joined in October. Completing the board of directors are former chair Colin Waller, Neville Blair, David Logozzo, Kent Walker, Vince Falcone, Frank Godwin and Damien Bottero.

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