Meet the Team

Simon Emeny


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.


David Wilson

Public Affairs Director

Graduating from Leeds University with a degree in Politics and Parliamentary Studies, David joined the BBPA in May 2011 with more than twenty years’ experience of working in public affairs and communications, including as a special adviser for a Government Minister. David specialises in devising and managing campaigns to change public policy. He is a member of the Communications Advisory Team of the Brewers of Europe.

Key Responsibilities:
• Overall responsibility for public affairs, managing PA agency and representational work
• Lead on reputation management of the BBPA
• Responsible for BBPA representation on PASS Board and Best Bar None steering group
• Relationship management with political contacts
• All Party Parliamentary Beer Group