New president gets miked up

Mike Leonard

The SGF National Executive has unanimously backed the appointment of Mike Leonard (pictured) as the Federation’s new vice-president.

The appointment is seen by SGF as “a big step” towards ensuring business continuity and effective succession planning as the Federation moves towards its centenary year in 2018.

Nominated by incoming president Dennis Williams, Leonard has a wealth of experience, gained through senior positions in both the retail and wholesale sectors of the industry. He is currently controller of the Day-Today convenience channel at United Wholesale Scotland.

“Mike has just the right character and experience that we need to complete the new Presidential team,” said Dennis Williams. “There is no doubt in my mind that he is the right person for the job and the National Executive has recognised this with their unanimous support”.

Mike Leonard said he was delighted to be taking on the role of vice-president. “SGF continues to be moving forward into exciting times and I am looking forward immensely to working with the new president Dennis Williams and the team.”

Following Williams’ two-year tenure, Leonard will assume the role of president at the SGF annual conference in 2018.