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.


Lydia Hall

Technical Operations and Membership Administrator

Lydia joined the BBPA in September 2019, having just finished a MA in Creative Writing at the University of Kent, where she also completed her undergraduate in English & American Literature. Her introduction to the beer and brewing industry comes from volunteering at CAMRA Kernow Beer Festivals alongside her father, where she discovered a love of Earl Grey flavoured pale ales. She is currently in the process of finishing her first novel.

Key Responsibilities:

  • General BBPA policy team support
  • Membership administration
  • Licensee Forum Newsletter
  • Website administration
  • Colour Band Registration