Irish Distillers’ communications and corporate affairs director, Rosemary Garth is to become the new head of the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI), following an official meeting of the group this week.
Garth said that she believes that it is an “exciting time for the industry.”
“The drinks and hospitality sector continues to contribute significantly to Ireland,” she explained.
“The industry is among the largest employers in the country and much of this employment is based in rural towns and villages.”
Garth assumes the role from outgoing chairperson, Maggie Timoney of Heineken Ireland, who is relocating to the US to take up a new role as chief executive officer, Heineken USA.
Timoney will take over as chief executive officer in the US from Dutchman Ronald den Elzen on 1 September later this year.
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