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The Board

Miles Templeman (71) - Chairman

Chairman of the Nomination Committee

Appointed to the Board in March 2002 and became Chairman in October 2005. He stepped down as Director General of the Institute of Directors in September 2011 and was formerly Managing Director of the Whitbread Beer Company. He has held a variety of Non-Executive roles including Melrose PLC, Yo Sushi and Ben Sherman. He is currently a trustee of The Howard Partnership Trust, Chairman of Chop'd Limited and is a Governor of Brighton College.

Jonathan Neame DL (55) - Chief Executive

Joined the Company in 1991. Was Company Secretary until July 1994 and Tied Trade Director until 1999 when he was appointed Managing Director; he was appointed Chief Executive in 2003. He is a Barrister-at-law and was a Management Consultant with the COBA Group from 1987 to 1991. He was Chairman of the British Beer and Pub Association from 2012 to 2015 and a Non-Executive Director of the St Austell Brewery Company Ltd from 2002 until May 2018. He has been Chairman of Visit Kent since 2015 and a Trustee of the Leeds Castle Foundation since 2011. He is a Warden of the Brewers Company and a Deputy Lieutenant of Kent. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Kent in 2016. 

Chief Executive Jonathan Neame

Mark Rider (43) - Finance & IT Director

Appointed to the Board in February 2012. He joined the Company from J Sainsbury plc, where he held a number of senior finance roles. Prior to joining Sainsbury he qualified as a chartered accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Finance and IT Director Mark Rider

George Barnes (65) - Property & Services Director

Joined the Company in 1978. He is a Chartered Surveyor and Registered Valuer and was appointed to the Board in January 2001. Became Property and Services Director with effect from July 2014. He is also a Director of the Pub Governing Body.

Property and Services Director George Barnes

Nigel Bunting (52) - Retail & Tenanted Operations Director

Joined the Company in 1993. He has held various senior management positions including head of tenanted and retail pub operations. He was appointed to the Board as Retail Director in August 2005 and became Retail and Tenanted Operations Director with effect from July 2014. He is a Non-Executive Director of Davy and Co Ltd.

Retail and Tenanted Operations Director Nigel Bunting

Hilary Riva OBE (62) - Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board in April 2016. She is a Non-Executive Director of ASOS Plc. She was previously a Non-Executive Director of London and Partners Limited and Shaftesbury Plc, a member of the Management Board of Arcadia, Managing Director of Rubicon Retail and Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council. 

Non-Executive Director Hilary Riva OBE

Richard Oldfield OBE (63) - Non-Executive Director

Chairman of the Audit Committee

Appointed to the Board in June 2016. He is Chairman of Oldfield Partners LLP, a Director of Witan Investment Trust plc and former Chairman of Keystone Investment Trust plc. He was previously Chief Executive of Alta Advisers and a Director of Mercury Asset Management plc. He is also a trustee of the Prince’s Trust and Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. 

Non-Executive Director Richard Oldfield DL

Bill Brett (54) - Non-Executive Director

Chairman of the Remuneration Committee

Appointed to the Board in September 2013. He is Executive Chairman of Robert Brett & Sons Ltd and a Director and past Chairman of the Mineral Products Association.

Non-Executive Director Bill Brett

Robin Duncan (63) - Company Secretary

Joined the Company in 1975 and was appointed as Company Secretary in December 2013, in addition to his role as Head of Human Resources. He has held management positions within the Company and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a Member of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling.

Company Secretary Robin Duncan