The Independent Liquor Group (ILG) has revealed that Chairman and Director Neville Blair has announced his resignation from the company.

Blair, pictured above with ILG CEO Paul Esposito, has been on the ILG Board for 10 years and the company said that Deputy Chair Chris Grigoriou will assume the Chair’s responsibilities ahead of a by-election which will be held at the scheduled Board meeting in May.

In a statement about Blair’s resignation, ILG said: “During his ten year tenure on the Board, Neville has overseen a period of substantial change at ILG and is highly regarded by his fellow Directors for his active involvement and hands on approach during those challenging times for the co-operative.

“In his notice to the Board, Neville said that he had intended to step down this year and believed that now is the right time to hand over this opportunity and responsibility, confident that ILG is well placed to enter the next phase of its growth under Paul Esposito’s leadership.

“Mr Blair said he is honoured to have worked closely with a committed and supportive Board and expressed his appreciation for their contributions over the years.”

The ILG Board, management and staff all expressed their gratitude to Blair for his governance and wished him well with his future endeavours.

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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