Gavin Partington joined the BSDA as Director General in October 2012.
He was previously interim Chief Executive and Director of Communications of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.
An experienced public relations consultant, he has advised and media trained a range of corporate clients. He was previously Director of Communications for the Lawn Tennis Association and telecoms firm Energis.
Gavin started his career in journalism, training in regional newspapers before joining ITV as a political correspondent with Tyne Tees TV and Anglia TV. Latterly he was political editor of GMTV.
Seminar - Sugar and the soft drinks industry