Marston’s has announced the appointment of Andrew Andrea as the new CEO with effect from 3 October 2021.
The news follows the group’s previous CEO Ralph Findlay’s decision earlier this year to step down at the end of the current financial year.
Andrea is currently the group’s CFO and corporate development officer, he has over 23 years’ experience within the pub and brewing industry and has served on the group’s board since 2009.
In addition to his financial credentials, he has extensive commercial and operational expertise gained from within Marston’s, as well as outside the group.
Andrea joined the company in 2002, Most recently he managed the disposal of Marston’s beer company covering all aspects of the transaction, both financial and non financial, as well as co-ordinating the SA Brain operational agreement last year.
He said: “I am delighted to have been selected to lead Marston’s at such an exciting time as it embarks on the next phase in its history as a focussed pub operator.
“Despite the challenges of the last year, I am confident that we have a great team of energised and engaged people to deliver our vision, and I look forward to working with them and the board to return the business to growth and optimise the future opportunities available to us.”
William Rucker, chairman of Marston’s, added: “Andrew was the strongest contender from a selection of extremely high calibre candidates under consideration and the unanimous choice of the board for the role of CEO.
“He has clear drive, ambition and outstanding execution skills and these attributes, together with his deep knowledge of and empathy for the business, equip him well to lead Marston’s through the next stage of its development.”