Julie Dunn, operations director of Dunns Food and Drinks, has taken up the position of vice-president while Chris Gallacher, retail development controller, Scotland, for Booker has been appointed junior vice-president.
Dunn and Gallacher’s new roles will involve providing support to SWA president Asim Sarwar, as well as working with executive director Kate Salmon.
Sarwar said “succession planning” was important for any organisation.
“It is not only about having leaders in place for the future, it is also about having people ready to deal with challenges as the organisation develops its existing interests and ventures into new areas,” he said.
Julie Dunn said she was “delighted” to be taking on the role at a time when the SWA has “evolved into an entity well-placed to serve its members on issues that affect our industry”.
She added that wholesalers need a “reasoned and informed voice” to represent themselves in the wider industry and community.
Salmon said the appointments of Dunn and Gallacher “further strengthen” the SWA.