Peter Lederer was appointed patron of the Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) at the trade group’s AGM in Edinburgh earlier this month.
The former Gleneagles boss takes over from Lord Macfarlane of Bearsden, who is retiring from the position after 24 years. Lord Macfarlane also served as chair of the SLTA in 1998.
Presenting Lord Macfarlane with a gift at the AGM, SLTA chief executive Paul Waterson said: “Lord Macfarlane’s commitment and goodwill towards the SLTA has been invaluable and we must thank him and Lady Macfarlane sincerely for that.”
Lord Macfarlane, who celebrated his 90th birthday earlier this month, said he was “honoured” to have held the position.
The AGM also saw Marshall Bain appointed president of the trade group, taking over from Michael McHugh.
Addressing the AGM, Waterson gave an update on the “significant” progress made by the trade group during the first year of its three-year ‘change agenda’.
“The SLTA is certainly moving forward, there can be no doubt of that,” he said.