By Annette Shailer
Independent Liquor Group (ILG) has seen significant changes, with long-serving Bob Bourne no longer chairman or director of the co-operative.
Bourne left the board last Tuesday (May 12), according to ILG chief executive Doug Evans.
“This is a highly significant time for ILG. Bob has been involved with ILG from the beginning and has played a key role in its growth,” he said.
“It is very much the end of one era and the start of a new one, and the board and management are united and excited about the future. We have a strong relationship with our shareholder members and we are very focused on providing them with the best possible service and the maximum benefit.”
A meeting will be held next week (May 26) to elect the new chairman to head the co-operative, which supplies liquor to 865 shareholder members in 1200 hotels, clubs and liquor stores in NSW and Queensland.
Bourne had been associated with ILG since the cooperative was established in 1975. He was a board member for 30 years and chairman since 1988.