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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Paul Davies

Board Member

Paul Davies is CEO of Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company (CMBC).

He was appointed to the role when CMBC was formed in November 2020 through a joint venture between Carlsberg UK and Marston’s PLC.

He began his Carlsberg career in Marketing with Carlsberg UK in 2007 and has subsequently held the positions of VP Marketing and VP Sales for Carlsberg Sweden, and VP Craft & Speciality for Carlsberg Group in Copenhagen. In January 2019 he was appointed Managing Director of Carlsberg Poland, where he was also Chairman of the Polish Brewers Association. Prior to Carlsberg, Paul held several senior commercial roles for Premier Foods, Dairy Crest, United Biscuits and Iceland.