Drinkaware Trust names top 10 for its charity board

09 February, 2007

The Drinkaware Trust has announced the appointment of 10 trustees.

Benet Slay, managing director of ­Diageo Great Britain; John Dunsmore, chairman and managing director of S&N UK; ­Carolyn Bradley, commercial director at Tesco; Nick Grant, head of legal services for Sainsbury's; and Tim Clarke, chief executive of pub company Mitchells & Butlers are the five trustees from an alcohol industry background.

Prof David Foxcroft, of Oxford Brookes University; Stephen Hogg, of young people's charity Centrepoint; Srabani Sen, chief executive of Alcohol Concern; Dr Nick Sheron, head of clinical hepatology at Southampton General Hospital; and Dr Michael Wilks, chairman of the British Medical Association, join them.

Chair of the board of trustees Debra Shipley said: "I am pleased such high-powered and influential people are willing to serve on the board of Drinkaware."

Through the charity the trustees will help reduce alcohol misuse and minimise alcohol-related harm.




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