16 January 2023
Appointment of Non-Executive Director
Adnams plc (the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Townsend as Non-Executive Director of the Company with effect from 1 January 2023. Simon will also become a member of the Audit Committee and join the Remuneration Committee with a view to taking on the Chairmanship of that Committee post completion of the Company's non-executive director induction process. Simon is currently a non-executive director of the Côte Restaurants Group and was previously a non-executive director of Countryside Partnerships Plc.
Simon has extensive experience in the
Simon was most recently Chief Executive Officer of Ei Group plc, the FTSE-listed owner and operator of over 4,000 pubs across
He served as a non-executive director of FTSE-listed housebuilder Countryside Properties plc from March 2019 to November 2022, is a non-executive director of private equity-owned Cote Restaurants, a Senior Advisor at global consultancy Teneo and a member of the advisory board of diversity and inclusion organization WiHTL.
Dr Andy Wood OBE DL, Chief Executive Officer, said;
"I am delighted that Simon has agreed to join the Adnams Board at this exciting time for the Company. He brings to the Board wide ranging sector experience and a broad range of skills in business leadership, strategic planning, organisational development and a focus on the customer. Simon's experience will be invaluable to the Company as we embark on the next stage of our journey."
Simon Townsend, Non-Executive Director, said:
"I have admired the Adnams business for a long time and am delighted to be joining the Board at such an exciting time for the Company and to have the opportunity to be part of the Company's future, its culture and values going forward."
Interests in the Securities of the Issuer
Mr Townsend holds no interest in the securities of the Company, but will be required to acquire
Current directorships and partnerships:
BETTER TASTE HOLDING 2 LIMITED (Côte Restaurants Group)
Past directorships and partnerships held within the last five years:
COUNTRYSIDE PARTNERSHIPS LIMITED (previously COUNTRYSIDE PARTNERSHIPS PLC)
ELMS (COLWALL) LIMITED(THE)
THE UNIQUE PUB FINANCE COMPANY PLC
UNIQUE PUB PROPERTIES THETA LIMITED
UNIQUE PUB INVESTMENTS LIMITED
VOYAGER PUB GROUP LIMITED
BERMONDSEY PUB COMPANY LIMITED
ENTERPRISE INNS HOLDING COMPANY LIMITED
VOYAGER PUB GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED
UNIQUE PUB PROPERTIES GAMMA LIMITED
UNIQUE PUB PROPERTIES ALPHA LIMITED
BRITISH BEER & PUB ASSOCIATION
UNIQUE PUBS LIMITED
ENTERPRISE MANAGED INVESTMENTS LIMITED
GIBBS MEW LIMITED
EI GROUP LIMITED (previously EI GROUP PLC)
SOCIAL CELLAR LIMITED
UNIQUE PUB PROPERTIES LIMITED
UNIQUE PUB PROPERTIES BETA LIMITED
EI PUBLICAN SERVICES LIMITED
BEDE HOLDING COMPANY LIMITED
CENTURY INNS LIMITED
THE CRAFT UNION PUB COMPANY LIMITED
DIRTY LIQUOR ALPHA LIMITED
There are no other matters which are required to be announced pursuant to paragraph 4.9 of the AQSE Growth Market Access Rulebook.
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Notes to editors:
Adnams is a is a company defined by its values which can be summarised as "doing things right". It has been brewing for over 150 years and produces a range of award winning spirits, cask, keg and bottled beers, which are available in pubs and supermarkets nationwide. The Company has unlisted 'A' Ordinary Shares and its 'B' Ordinary Shares are traded on the AQSE Growth Market.