LTC Appoints Chris Welham as the New Ceo


 The Licensed Trade Charity, the industry charity supporting drinks and hospitality professionals in need of emotional support, specialist advice and financial assistance, has announced that Chris Welham has been appointed as the organisation’s new Chief Executive Officer. 

Chris has worked in hospitality for over 27 years and has held a variety of senior operations, executive and board-level roles in listed, private, not-for-profit, and family businesses. Currently Chief Customer Officer at S4labour and formerly CEO of Wadworth, Chris will assume the role at the beginning of March. 

Chris is set to succeed current CEO Jim Brewster, who will be retiring on April 30th, 2024, after 16 years at the Licensed Trade Charity. Brewster will hand over the reins on the 1st March 2024 and will continue to support the organisation during the transition period.  During his tenure, sector awareness of the charity has risen from 3% to 27%, and he has been a true inspiration to those who have worked under his leadership. 

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