The Fuller’s Board of Directors comprises a balance of skills, experience, independence and knowledge – containing a mix of individuals with the ability to respond to the challenges of a continually changing business environment.
Aged 66. Joined in 1978. A Chartered Accountant with international experience. Initially ran the Wine Division as Wine Director. Appointed Marketing Director in 1988, Managing Director in 1992, Chief Executive in 2002 and Chairman in 2007. Chairman of the British Beer and Pub Association 2008-2010. Master of the Worshipful Company of Vintners 2011-2012.
Aged 52. Joined in 1996 from Bass plc where he held a variety of senior operational and strategic planning roles. Appointed to the Board as Retail Director in May 1998, Managing Director, Fuller’s Inns in July 2006, Group Managing Director in November 2010 and Chief Executive in July 2013. Non-Executive Director of The National Gallery Company Limited and WH Smith PLC . Previously Senior Independent Director and chair of the Remuneration Committee of Dunelm Group plc. An economics graduate and alumnus of Harvard Business School.
Corporate Affairs Director
Aged 58. Joined the Company in 1984. Appointed a Divisional Director in 1992 and to the Board in December 2009 with responsibility initially for sales then, additionally, personnel. Now responsible for Corporate Affairs and government relations. A GMP graduate of Harvard Business School.
Aged 33. Appointed to the Board in 2019. Joined the Company in 2013 as an Operations Manager for Fuller’s Inns. Appointed Head of Tenanted Operations in 2015 and Tenanted Director in 2018. Qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Grant Thornton LLP. Civil engineering graduate.
Managing Director of Fuller's Inns
Aged 47. Appointed to the Board in 2012. Joined the Company in 2005 and appointed as Operations Director for Fuller’s Inns in 2007. Has previously held positions at Carlton Communications and Molson Coors. An arts graduate with a master’s degree in marketing and alumnus of Columbia Business School.
Aged 48. Appointed in 2014 after nearly ten years as Group Company Secretary of Eurotunnel. Previously worked as a solicitor in private practice and then as Company Secretary to various UK and international companies.
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Aged 65. Appointed in 2018. Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Compensation and Governance Committee of Express Inc (USA), a publicly listed company. Non-Executive Director of Driven Brands USA, a private company. Chairman of the Wales Millennium Centre. Former President and Chief Executive Officer of Molson Coors Brewing Company and former Non-Executive Director and member of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee of Cabela’s Inc (USA).
Independent Non-Executive Director
Aged 59. Appointed in 2009. Independent Non-Executive Director. Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of Genius Foods Ltd., Senior Advisor to Inverleith LLP and Non-Executive Chairman of Chapel Down Group plc. Director of The Edinburgh Beer Factory Limited. Former Chief Executive of C&C Group plc and former Chief Executive of Scottish & Newcastle plc prior to its takeover by Heineken and Carlsberg in 2008. Former CEO of The Hothouse Investment Club.
Sir James Fuller
Aged 47. Appointed in 2010. Served in The Life Guards 1991-1998. Employed by the Company from 1998-2003, working in the Tied and Managed Pub estate and has since been running his own business.
Independent Non- Executive Director
Aged 48. Appointed in 2018. Chief Executive of Mabey Holdings Limited. Previously Chief Financial Officer of Mabey Holdings Limited. Former Chief Operating Officer (UK and Europe) and Finance Director (Commercial UK) of Savills plc. A Geography graduate qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young.
Independent Non- Executive Director
Aged 60. Appointed in 2019. Independent Non-Executive Director. Non-Executive Director of international fast-dining restaurant group Vapiano SE and motor accessories and cycling giant Halfords Group plc, where she chairs the CSR Committee. Formerly Group Executive Director at Caffé Nero and Managing Director of Zizzi, the Italian casual dining chain. Vice-chairman of the Ben & Jerry’s Board.