Meet the Team

Emma McClarkin OBE

Chief Executive

Emma McClarkin was appointed Chief Executive of the British Beer & Pub Association in 2019.

A passionate beer and pub lover, Emma is the voice for the beer and pub sector leading them through the pandemic, interfacing with Government and stakeholders to secure vital grant support and economic stimulus to aid the recovery of the Sector. Protecting the future of the Great British Pub and our world-renowned brewers.

Prior to joining the BBPA, Emma served as a Member of the European Parliament for the East Midlands for 10 years. As a true beer lover, she also served as Vice President of the European Parliament Beer Club during this time. She has also held posts including Chairman of the Commonwealth Forum and Director of Global Policy for the Sports Integrity Global Alliance and is currently a Special Advisory Board Member at the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council and a Director of the Ivors Academy.

Outside of work, Emma is a big fan of music and sport, closely following the rugby, football and cricket – as well as watching them in her local pub!

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Nick Fish


Nick joined the BBPA in August 2019 and is responsible for producing the association’s statistics. He graduated from the University of East Anglia with a BA Hons in Economics with Accountancy before becoming the scheme manager of a multi-million-pound Government funded ex gratia payment scheme. Nick spends most of his spare time looking after his two young daughters, but enjoys the occasional game of squash and darts when possible.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Monthly Sales Volume Survey
  • Annual Barrelage Survey
  • Annual Statistical Handbook
  • Managing the Market Insight Panel