Unitas Wholesale names new board members

Unitas Wholesale has increased the number of positions on its board to reflect better the contribution made to the group by its largest members.

Jason Wouhra

Michael Skelton

Michael Skelton, managing director of Savage and Whitten Wholesale, and Jason Wouhra, director of Lioncroft Wholesale (trading as East End Wholesale Stores), were both elected to the board, representing the retail category.

Simon Hannah, CEO of JW Filshill, decided to step down from the board.

Unitas chairman Mark Aylwin said: “I am pleased that the AGM approved the new board structure which better represents the group as a whole and our desire to become a more member-centric organisation. Both Michael and Jason run excellent businesses and will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to our board, and I look forward to working with them both.

“While we are disappointed that Simon will be stepping down from the board, we respect his decision to focus on the significant growth plan for his own business and wish him well in that journey. I would personally like to thank Simon for the tremendous support he has afforded me since joining the board and thank him for his valuable support and guidance in my role as chairman.”

In addition to electing two new board members for the retail channel, Jim Cummiskey, CEO of Failte Foods, and Andrew Wild, managing director of Wilds Premier Drinks, were re-elected to the board as representatives for the foodservice and on-trade categories respectively.

Tel: Unitas Wholesale (01302) 249909

Published Date: December 23, 2021
Category: Wholesale Industry News