On this page you can find a brief biography for each member of The Marston's PLC, Board of Directors.
Roger is currently Chairman of SIS (a sports information company) but will be stepping down at the end of January to commence the role of Chairman designate at William Hill PLC on 1 February 2018. In 2012 he was appointed the first Independent NED by the Football Association. He was also Chairman of the Principal Hayley Group, a hotel and conference venue operator until February 2013, Porthaven Care Homes, and until 2011, served as a Non-executive Director of National Express and RPS Group.
Appointed to the Board as Finance Director in 1996, becoming Chief Executive in 2001. Ralph is currently a Non-executive Director of Bovis Homes Group PLC and will assume the role of Senior Independent Director in May 2018. He is also Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council at Keele University 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.
Appointed to the Company in 2012. Nick is the Senior Independent Director of Hollywood Bowl Group plc and a Director of Chichester Festival Theatre. He was formerly the Senior Independent Director of the Guardian Media Group PLC, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the David Lloyd Leisure Group and a Non-executive Director of All3Media. He has also been Chief Financial Officer of National Car Parks, the Laurel Pub Company and Freeserve plc and was a Board Director of Baring Brothers.
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.
Catherine has recently retired as Group HR Director at Genus Plc having previously held the same title at Tesco where she led retail management development and customer service training during a period of significant expansion in the UK and overseas. Prior to this she held positions at Somerfield and Boots. Working closely with the Remuneration Committees at Genus and Tesco, Catherine has developed reward structures that align leadership motivation with group strategy.
Appointed to the Company in 2010. He is an Operating Partner at TriSpan LLP and Non-executive 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.