Independent Liquor Retailers (ILR) has appointed Anthony Abdallah as CEO to lead the business new strategic direction and next phase of growth.

Abdallah brings a wealth of industry experience with him, having worked in senior roles across Metcash, ALM, and AUR. He is also no stranger to ILR, having previously served as a Director and Chairman. He will work alongside the existing ILR team to execute the business’ strategic plans and take it into the future.

John Krnc, Chairman of ILR, was delighted to announce Abdallah’s appointment, saying, “His deep knowledge and experience in both partnerships and relationships will deliver growth for all stakeholders resulting in improved sales, margin, and profit as a result of growing our market share. 

He continued: “Anthony’s vision and dedication to excellence make him the ideal choice to guide us into the new era of growth while preserving the core values that have made ILR the destination of choice for many proud members. 

“As Chairman, the Board and I look forward to working alongside Anthony in shaping the future of ILR. Together we will forge ahead on a path of innovation, growth and unwavering dedication to our members and partners.”

Deborah Jackson

Deb joined Intermedia in 2015 as Editor of National Liquor News and Deputy Editor of The Shout. Since then, she has also worked as the Editor of Beer & Brewer and the New Zealand title, World of Wine....

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