PETER Lederer was officially appointed the Scottish Licensed Trade Association’s chairman of the year at a lunch in Stirling last week.
Lederer, who is chairman of Gleneagles and a director of Diageo, took over from Tennent’s boss John Gilligan, who served as chairman of the trade body for two years.
Addressing the SLTA Chairman of the Year’s Lunch, Lederer said he is “delighted” his year as chairman coincides with “what is expected to be a record-breaking year” for Scotland.
“No matter what your interests are, 2014 promises something for everyone,” he said.
“This is our moment to showcase the very best of Scottish hospitality.
“As we welcome visitors and the media from around the world, let’s work together to ensure 2014 is a bumper year.
“I’m confident the benefits from 2014 will be felt in our pubs and hotels for years to come.”
The event also heard from VisitScotland chief executive Malcolm Roughead, John Gilligan and SLTA chief executive Paul Waterson.