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The head of Drinkaware, the UK alcohol education charity, has announced his intention to stand down.

Chris Sorek, who assumed the role in late-2008, will leave at the end of June, Drinkaware confirmed this morning (20 April). Sorek is set to return to his native US for personal reasons.

Since Sorek became chief excutive, two years into the organisation’s operations, London-based Drinkaware has grown to 16 full-time staff and the body’s logo appears on around 5bn products in the UK.

“Chris has been instrumental in establishing the organisation as the pre-eminent provider of evidence-based alcohol information and education in the UK,” said chairman Derek Lewis. ““The trustees are extremely grateful to Chris for his achievements and wish him well in the future.

Sorek added: ”I will miss being part of Drinkaware and am incredibly proud of what the charity has become.

“I look forward to Drinkaware building on its current success and playing an increasing role in changing the UK drinking culture by providing consumers with the best evidenced facts about alcohol.”

Recruitment for a replacement for Sorek has begun, the organisation added.

To read just-drinks' interview with Sorek from late last year, click here.


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