Portman Group seeks new panel members

Portman Group seeks new panel members

The UK drinks industry's self-regulatory body for marketing, The Portman Group, is seeking to recruit two new members to its Independent Complaints Panel.

A spokesperson for the body said yesterday (12 January) that the new recruits will replace two existing members of the panel, Nigel Long and Jon Eggleton, who have completed their terms of office. Terms generally last for up to three years, she added.

Portman said this week that it is seeking one panel member with drinks industry experience and another with experience of marketing or advertising. It is the first time that vacancies on the panel have been publicly advertised. 

"I am seeking applications from people with expertise, objectivity and sound judgement," said Sir Richard Tilt, chairman of the panel, which reviews marketing and advertising of alcoholic drinks.