On this page you can find a brief biography for each member of The Marston's PLC, Board of Directors.
Appointed to the Board in October 2014, Carolyn provides independent consultancy services to a variety of businesses in a strategic and marketing capacity. Prior to this she spent over 25 years at Tesco, holding a number of roles including Chief Operations Officer for Tesco.com, Commercial Director for Tesco Stores and Tesco UK Marketing Director before being appointed Group Brand Director in 2012. Carolyn is a Non-executive Director of Legal and General Group plc, The Mentoring Foundation and Majid Al Futtain Retail LLC. She is a Trustee of Cancer Research UK, a member of the Advisory Board of Cambridge Judge Business School and a past Trustee of the Drinkaware Trust.
Appointed to the Board as Finance Director in 1996, becoming Chief Executive in 2001. Ralph is currently the Senior Independent Director at Bovis Homes Group PLC and a Director of the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA). He previously worked as Financial Controller at Geest plc and Treasury Manager at Bass plc.
Joined the Company in 2002 as Divisional Finance Director for Marston's Beer Company and in 2006 he became Operations Director for Marston's Pub Company. Andrew was appointed to the Board as Finance Director in March 2009. He is currently a Non-executive Director at Portmeirion Group PLC. Andrew has previously worked in various financial and commercial roles with Guinness Brewing Worldwide, Bass Brewers Limited and Dolland & Aitchison.
Matthew is currently Chief Financial Officer of Intu Properties plc and is a qualified Chartered Accountant (FCA). He was previously Chief Financial officer of Gala Coral Group Ltd from 2004 to 2008. Matthew has held a number of senior roles with The Burton Group from 1989 to 1998, spanning group finance, corporate development and IT, during which time he lead the demerger of Debenhams in 1998. He was Finance Director of Debenhams from 1996 to 2003.
Catherine has extensive senior level executive experience in public companies, most recently as Group HR Director at the FTSE 250 animal genetics company, Genus Plc, where she led an agenda on talent and leadership development to support growth plans. Catherine retired from Genus in 2018. Prior to her time at Genus, Catherine worked for over twenty years at Tesco Plc where she held various senior positions including latterly as Group HR Director. Catherine is currently a Non-executive Director of Renishaw Plc, RPS Group plc and TheWorks.co.uk Plc.
Appointed to the Company in 2010. He is an Operating Partner at TriSpan LLP and a Non-executive Director of YO! Sushi, having previously been its Chief Executive. Robin is also a Non-executive Director at Caffè Nero Group Limited and Eathos Limited, providing current and relevant experience of high street retailing to the Board. He formerly held executive Board positions at Restaurant Group Plc and Scottish & Newcastle Plc.
Joined the Company in 1998 as Group Tax Manager. A qualified Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary, she was appointed Secretary in 2004.