Retail Drinks Australia has welcomed the opportunity to represent the interests of all off licensees in the Australian Capital Territory, after it was appointed to the ACT Government’s Liquor Advisory Board.

Retail Drinks’ Chief Operating Officer, Michael Waters said he was delighted to have the opportunity to liaise closely with the ACT Government on behalf of the Territory’s retail liquor industry.

“On behalf of Retail Drinks, I am delighted to accept my appointment to the ACT Government’s Liquor Advisory Board and I look forward to representing the collective interests of the Territory’s retail liquor industry through this important forum,” Waters said.

The ACT Liquor Advisory Board has been convened by the Territory’s Attorney-General, Gordon Ramsey MLA to seek advice from appropriate stakeholders regarding policy matters affecting the ACT’s liquor industry and consumers.

Waters has previous experience in the Territory after his role as the Executive Director of the Liquor Stores Association NSW & ACT, and Retail Drinks CEO Julie Ryan, has also welcomed he appointment to the Liquor Advisory Board.

“Michael has a long-established relationship with the ACT Government through his previous role as Executive Director of LSA NSW & ACT and an exceptional knowledge of the retail liquor landscape of the Territory,” Ryan said.

“Retail Drinks has been privileged to enjoy a strong and productive relationship with the ACT Government through Michael’s previous role at LSA NSW & ACT and we look forward to continuing this engagement through our involvement on the Liquor Advisory Board.

“As the peak industry body representing a diverse range of off licensees in the ACT, Retail Drinks is strongly committed to collaborative efforts with the ACT Government to deliver the best possible outcomes for the Territory’s retail liquor industry.”

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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