Meet the Team

Simon Emeny

Chairman

Simon Emeny became the Chairman of BBPA in 2017.

Simon joined Fullers’ in 1996 from Bass plc where he held a variety of senior operational and strategic planning roles. Simon was appointed to the Board as Retail Director in May 1998, Managing Director, Fuller’s Inns in July 2006, Group Managing Director in November 2010 and Chief Executive in July 2013. Simon is also thee Non-Executive Senior Independent Director and chair of the Remuneration Committee of Dunelm Group plc. Simon is an economics graduate and alumnus of Harvard Business School.

BBPA Team

Andy Tighe

Policy Director

Andy joined the BBPA as an economist/statistician in 1998 and moved into a senior policy role in the Brewing Department in 2004 before further promotions to Director of Brewing in 2010. Following an organisational restructure he was promoted, becoming the BBPA’s first Policy Director in December 2012.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Overall lead on beer and pub policy matters
  • Future Group Management (beer and pubs)
  • Tax campaign development and support
  • UK, European and global partner groups
  • Brexit policy issues
  • Industry statistics and economic research
  • Oversight of Expert groups, industry guidance and best practice