Terry Mott, the CEO of the Australian Liquor Stores Association (ALSA), has announced his retirement following more than 11 years of service in the retail liquor space.

As well as his 11.5 years as CEO of ALSA and the Retail Liquor Development Foundation, Mott also served his first seven years concurrently as the CEO of LSA NSW.

For the past two years he has been instrumental in the start-up of ALSA South East Australia (SEA), a division set up to increase the representation of retail packaged liquor stores in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia.

A statement issued by ALSA President Giuseppe Minissale, said that Mott leaves ALSA in a strong position.

“Terry has led the team to build a strong position for ALSA across the industry and the political sphere to both promote and represent the interests of the industry overall and the retail liquor sector, including the establishment of the annual ALSA-IRI State of The Industry Report.

“Terry also played a key role in driving cross sectoral industry unity to both build the case for and then gain commitment from all key sectors including major corporates, including retailers and suppliers to establish Alcohol Beverages Australia (ABA) – a significant effort. He also proposed and managed the ABA Celebration of Industry Dinner Launch in the Great Hall of Parliament House in Canberra in August last year.”

Mott will retire from his role in July 2018 and ALSA is conducting a review to assess what the requirements for the role of CEO will look like moving forward.

“ALSA will now begin the process of reviewing the requirements for both the Association and for the role going forward and recruiting a replacement CEO.

“We have asked a consultant to assist with an independent review of ALSA stakeholder perspectives, to identify how our members, including our Corporate Partner members see ALSA and to recommend any changes to guide the future direction of the organisation and we will provide a further update in due course.”

On behalf of National Liquor News and TheShout we’d like to congratulate Terry on his retirement and thank him for all of his contributions to the retail liquor industry and our titles over the years.

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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