Beam Suntory’s AOIFE CLARKE has been appointed Chair of the Irish Spirits Association (ISA), the representative body responsible for promoting the interests of the Irish spirits industry. Clarke, who was previously Vice-Chair, will be the first female Chair of the ISA in its 2O-year history. She has extensive experience working in the drinks industry and in public affairs and is currently the Senior Director of International Public Affairs at Beam Suntory. Prior to this, Clarke was a senior executive at Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI). The Irish Spirits Association was established in 1997 and acts as a voice among national and EU policy makers for issues such as taxation, labelling, trade and the ongoing international protection of Ireland’s Geographic Indicators.