Chartered accountant Ronnie Hanna has taken over as non-executive chairman at
Scottish drinks manufacturer AG Barr – the first time the role has been given to
someone outside the family.
Hannah has sat on the board of the makers of Irn-Bru as non-executive
director for the last five years and is also chairman of oil and gas exploration
He takes over from the last member of the Barr clan, Robin Barr who retires
after more than 30 years as chairman and 40 years as director.
Hanna said: ‘I look forward to taking up the role of non-executive chairman
of this iconic Scottish company.’
‘I would like to pay tribute to Robin who has overseen the substantial
development of the business during his 31 years as chairman’ he added.
This is the first time the company, which has been running for over 100
years, has passed the role onto someone who is not a family member. Barr is one
of only two people who know the secret ingredient for the popular Scottish drink
Barr will pass the information onto his daughter Julie Barr who is currently
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