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.


Erik Dronen

Tax & Trade Policy Adviser

Erik joined the BBPA as the Taxation and Trade Policy Advisor in July 2017, after nearly five years of working on trade policy at the British embassy in Washington DC. In addition to covering Market Access Barriers, Intellectual Property and Business Engagement, he also volunteered behind the embassy Bar! Erik has a MSc from LSE and an undergraduate from Furman University. In a former life he worked in higher education at a university in Madrid and speaks fluent Spanish.

Key Responsibilities:

• Beer and pub economic contribution
• Excise duty, VAT, tariffs
• Business Rates
• Exports
• Employment taxes