Canadian beverage company Leading Brands Inc. has announced the appointment of David Bowra as a director of the company.

A chartered accountant and certified management consultant, Bowra is currently president of The Bowra Group, a Vancouver-based financial advisory company. He has more than 30 years experience with major accounting firms.

"In this increasingly complex regulatory environment David will be a great addition to the board," said Leading Brands chairman Ralph McRae. "I welcome David to Leading Brands and thank him for offering his years of business experience to our cause."