Molson Coors Western Europe Managing Director appointed as BBPA Chairman

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Phil Whitehead, Managing Director of Molson Coors Western Europe, has been appointed as Chairman of the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA). Whitehead will succeed Simon Emeny, Chief Executive of Fuller Smith & Turner PLC, who was Chairman of the BBPA for two years.
Whitehead was at Molson Coors for 14 years, where his previous positions include Chief Supply Chain Officer for the brewer’s European operations and Managing Director for the UK & Ireland business before taking up his current role as MD of Western Europe. He has also played an active part in the work of the BBPA, serving on its Board since December 2016.
Said Phil, “The pub and a pint are a British institution woven into the fabric of communities across the country, but the sector is facing increasing pressures and challenges. The BBPA is a vital partner tackling these issues. As Chairman, I’m excited to play a role in protecting and promoting our unique industry. Working with Emma and the team of industry ambassadors and innovators at the BBPA, we will look to champion new ways for our industry to remain a relevant, vibrant and valued part of the UK economy, while safeguarding the legacy of British beer and pubs – a cornerstone of our history and culture.”
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