Gallagher, who was previously membership secretary, is linen services manager for Green Vale Linen Services, Llanfrechfa Grange, Cwmbran, in Wales.

Suzanne Crellin will take on the role of exhibition organiser, freeing up the services of the president.

The 2010 SHLSLM conference will be held at the Palace hotel, Buxton, Derbyshire from 21 – 23 April.