NILWA has announced the return of Martin O’Mara as Business Development Executive, after the role was re-introduced by General Manager Jenny Hughes, with immediate effect.

In addition to his new role, O’Mara has also accepted the position as NILWA’s Company Secretary and Licensee. The role will see O’Mara manage all new business and marketing projects, develop strategies and opportunities with Suppliers, NILWA Members and Customers.

“Martin has been involved with NILWA for over 20 years, he is highly respected in our Association and the liquor industry and I’m excited to welcome him back,” Hughes said.

“With his skills, knowledge and experience, Martin will add another dimension to our business, working together with me and our dedicated and loyal head office team (Kylie, Emma, Sophie and Alex), as we strengthen, innovate and diversify our successful business and marketing programs.

“In accepting this new role, Martin has vacated his position of Executive Chair of the NILWA Board, a position he has held since 2016. We thank Martin for his service and guidance during his tenure as Chair and his contribution to the Board.”

The Association has called for Board nominations from its five current directors, Stephen Williams, Sam Oddo, Damien Mahon, Joe Carbone and Jeff Crawley and the ballot results for Chair and Deputy Chair will be announced at NILWA’s AGM, to be held on Thursday 22 October 2020.

NILWA said it is well positioned to assist member wholesalers in the year ahead with ongoing support from supplier partners. The next 12 months will also see NILWA continue to evolve its Signature Drinks on-premise programs as the Board looks to navigate the challenging trading environment.

Hughes added: “We know there are those in our industry who are struggling through these tough times. NILWA, our Board and our Member wholesalers are available and ready to assist customers, as they continue to trade or for those that look to recommence trading as restrictions are lifted.”

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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