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.


John Wilson FCCA

Finance Director

John joined the Association in 2011. Prior to joining the Association he was Finance and Operations Director at South Bank Employers Group, a membership association; before that he was Finance Director at Skillsmart, a sector skills council. John has a business degree and qualified as an accountant in 2001 – his early career having been spent in the retail industry. He comes from a line of Pub Licensees – his father and grandfather both having been landlords in Sheffield. He is married with two boys and is an ardent Sheffield United fan.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Finance management
  • Subscriptions
  • Investments
  • Premises, IT and HR