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 69. 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 54. 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 Senior Independent Director of 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.
Aged 42. Appointed in 2019 from AIM-listed Restore plc, where he was Group Finance Director. Started his career at Whitbread plc in the accounts department of The Pelican Group restaurant division before moving to the Milward Brown Precis subsidiary of WPP plc. Joined Rentokil Initial plc in 2003, where he held a variety of finance posts including Commercial Director of the Business and Industry division and Finance Director of Catering and the combined Catering and Hospitals division and finally Finance Director of the UK Business Services division. Qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Holds a degree in Mathematics.
Aged 34. 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 UK LLP. Civil engineering graduate.
Aged 54. Appointed in 2021 having formerly been the Group Company Secretary of Clarkson PLC. Previously held the position of company secretary of other listed companies including Invensys and Aldermore Group. She is a Fellow of The Chartered Governance Institute.
Sir James Fuller
Aged 49. 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.
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director Chair of the Audit Committee
Aged 50. Appointed in 2018. Former Chief Executive of Mabey Holdings Limited. Former Chief Operating Officer (UK and Europe) and previously Finance Director (Commercial UK) of Savills plc. Qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young. Fellow of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
Independent Non- Executive Director Chair of the Remuneration Committee
Aged 61. Appointed in 2019. Non-Executive Director of motor accessories and cycling giant Halfords Group plc, where she chairs the CSR Committee and Non-Executive Director of Premier Foods plc. Formerly Group Executive Director at Caffè Nero and Managing Director of Zizzi, the Italian casual dining chain, and Non-Executive Director of international fast-dining restaurant group Vapiano SE. Vice-Chairman of the Ben & Jerry’s Board and Non-Executive Director of Whittard.
Aged 60. 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. Responsible for Corporate Affairs and government relations. Became Non-Executive Director in February 2020. A GMP graduate of Harvard Business School.
Robin Rowland OBE
Independent Non-Executive Director
Aged 59. Appointed in 2020. Previously Chairman and Chief Executive of YO! Sushi, Non-Executive Director of Marstons PLC and Tortilla. Currently European Operating Partner of TriSpan Private Equity with Chairman and Non-Executive Director roles with three portfolio companies: Rosa Thai, Thunderbird and Rosa Mexicano (USA). Independent Non-Executive Director roles with Eathos (Gulf) and Caffè Nero. Awarded an OBE in 2015 for outstanding services to hospitality