Chief Executive

Kevin was appointed to the Board in 2015 and became Chief Executive in 2020. He has worked in the UK brewing and pub sector for over 20 years. From 2014 until his appointment as St Austell Brewery's Chief Executive, he was Chief Executive of Admiral Taverns. Kevin is also the current Vice Chairman of the British Beer and Pub Association. 


Managing Director - Pubs, Inns and Hotels

Steve joined St Austell Brewery in 2017 as Retail Director and was elected to the Board later that year. His responsibilities include the Pub Estate, encompassing both Retail Managed and Tenanted & Leased sites, alongside the Property function. Steve brings with him over twenty years’ experience of pub hospitality and retailing, encompassing senior Operations, Marketing and Commercial roles across the sector; alongside an Executive MBA from Ashridge. In 2020 he became the Managing Director for Pubs, Inns and Hotels


Finance Director and Company Secretary

Colin started his career in Market Research before training as a Chartered Accountant and working for Pricewaterhouse Coopers. Colin joined St Austell Brewery in 1996 and was appointed Company Secretary in 1998. 


People Director

Tamsyn joined us in March 2018 and is responsible for ensuring St Austell Brewery attracts, develops, rewards and retains the best people to grow our business and to deliver a great service for our customers. Tamsyn also oversees the company’s training and development centre which provides a range of courses for those interested in a career in the licensed hospitality industry. Tamsyn brings over 20 years’ experience in the restaurant and retail sectors, across various roles encompassing human resources, operations and talent management.


Sales Director

Martin joined St Austell Brewery in 2012 and leads the national and international sales of our own beers. Prior to this in 2009 Martin started up The Real Beer Company a wholesale company specializing in Cask Beers and Traditional Ciders. St Austell Brewery bought the Real Beer Company in 2013. Martin’s career also includes 15 years with Waverley TBS, starting out in field sales in 1994, and joining the Waverley Board in 2001 as Commercial and Marketing Director


External Relations Director

Great-great grandson of the company founder, Walter Hicks, Piers joined St Austell Brewery in 1996 and initially worked in the tenanted division.  Since 2002 he has been instrumental in growing our national sales business and enabling the Company to achieve volumes of our own production of over 100,000 barrels a year. He was appointed to the Board in November 2011.  His extensive experience in all areas of the business gives him a unique insight into the operation of the Company.