UK: Carlsberg and Marstons brewery group appoints new CEO
Marstons brewery group, a joint venture with Carlsberg, has appointed a new chief executive officer after the current boss decided earlier this year to depart the brewer, marketscreener.com reported on May 12.
Stepping into the helm on 3 October, Andrew Andrea will leave behind his role as the groups chief financial officer (CFO).
Despite the challenges of the last year, I am confident that we have a great team of energised and engaged people to deliver our vision, and I look forward to working with them and the board to return the business to growth and optimise the future opportunities available to us, Andrea said.
Bringing over 23 years of experience within the pub and brewing industry to the top position, Andrea is no stranger to the group and is also a non-executive director of the Portmeirion group.
After joining Marstons in 2002, the new CEO has sat on the board since 2009 and even had a stint of being operations director at the Marstons Pub Company.
Current CEO Ralph Findlay will remain in the role until 2 October to ensure a smooth handover. Meanwhile, the search for a new CFO has begun.
Andrew was the strongest contender from a selection of extremely high calibre candidates under consideration and the unanimous choice of the board for the role of chief executive officer, chairman William Rucker said.
He has clear drive, ambition and outstanding execution skills and these attributes, together with his deep knowledge of and empathy for the business, equip him well to lead Marstons through the next stage of its development.
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