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Drinkaware Trust board announced

Published:  23 July, 2008

The new Drinkaware Trust has named its first-ever board of trustees. The charity's 10 voluntary trustees will be responsible for creating a programme to tackle alcohol harm and promote responsible drinking in the UK.

The 10 trustees are:

Carolyn Bradley, commercial director at Tesco, responsible for beers, wines and spirits, chilled and bakery divisions;

Tim Clarke, chief executive at pub operator Mitchells & Butlers with 17 years' experience in the pub industry;

John Dunsmore, chairman of Scottish & Newcastle UK, the British Beer and Pub Association and a member of the Portman Group council;

Nick Grant, who led Sainsbury's implementation of the Licensing Act, including its THINK 21 scheme;

Stephen Hogg, who worked for the Home Office's Alcohol Policy team and is now senior communications officer at homelessness charity Centrepoint;

Srabini Sen, CEO of Alcohol Concern;

Dr Nick Sheron, head of clinical hepatology, Southampton General Hospital, and a consultant physician in liver disease since 1993;

Benet Slay, managing director of Diageo Great Britain; and

Dr Michael Wilks, a forensic physician with the Metropolitan Police and chairman of a British Medical Association board.

The new Drinkaware Trust named Debra Shipley as chair at the charity's launch on 1 January. She said: I am very pleased that such high-powered and influential people are willing to serve on the board of Drinkaware.'

The tenure for each position is two to four years, and the appointment of two lay trustees - who have no professional interest in alcohol - will be made at a later date.

The drinks industry funds the charity and it has a budget of 12 million over the next three years.