First chief executive, since August 2007, of SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers. Previously with Tynemill (now Castle Rock Brewery) 1984-2006 — from bar manager to managing director over 22½ years. Opened The Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough, and worked alongside Chris Holmes to build and develop a pub company that has been recognised three times as the Good Pub Guide’s pub chain of the year. Regular contributor to trade press and responsible for SIBA Local Brewing Industry Reports 2009, 2010, and 2011 (published February). History Honours graduate and qualified teacher. Aged 56, lives N. Leicestershire.
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