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First female chair of the WSTB

Published:  23 July, 2008

Vanessa Wright, communications director of Chivas Brothers Scotch whisky, has become the first-ever female chairwoman of The Wine and Spirit's Trade Benevolent Society, in its 120-year history.

Wright has a thorough working knowledge of the charity, gained in her three years' experience as a Council member and two years as a member of the Executive. She took up the position on 6 June. Vanessa succeeds John Smith, managing director of PLB Group. Wright commented: My key challenge this year is all about communication, we need to ensure we have the right infrastructure to take the Benevolent forward.'