Marston’s reveals new chief executive

Andrew Andrea

Wolverhampton pubco Marston’s has named its new chief executive.

Andrew Andrea will take over the top job follwing Ralph Findlay’s decision, announced earlier this year, to step down.

Andrea is currently the group’s chief financial officer and corporate development officer. He has over 23 years’ experience within the pub and brewing industry and has served on the Marston’s board since 2009.

Andrea 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 chief executive officer. 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. The board has every confidence in him and looks forward to continuing to work closely with him in future.”