New CEO announced for the AVA

The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has appointed Jonathan Hart as the new Chief Executive to run the organisation.

Jonathan began his career working for newspapers and radio outlets, including the BBC before moving into PR and public affairs. Most recently, Mr Hart has been running the campaigning group, the Tobacco Retailers’ Alliance, which represents over 20,000 independent retailers across the UK.

“I’m delighted to be joining the AVA at what is a very interesting time for the organisation’, Jonathan said. ‘I feel that the combination of my experience in journalism and communications will be extremely useful in building on the success of the AVA. I’m keen to raise awareness of the key issues affecting the industry at a media and a political level, so that the needs of the membership are met.”

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