I became an honorary Gin Rectifier last night (May 9). I took an oath and now I am duty bound to promote the best interests of gin.
Loubser, who has been leading the wine and brandy company since January 2007, will be replaced in an acting capacity by Andrť van der Veen, a member of the KWV board and senior executive at HCI, KWVís largest shareholder.
The board said that at this stage of the companyís internal restructuring it was opportune to effect a change in the leadership.
Loubser thanked the staff for all their support during the period of his tenure. Marcel Golding, Chairman of KWV, thanked Loubser for his contribution to the company and wished him well with his future endeavours.