Tim Martin Non-Executive Chairman
Tim founded the business in 1979, having previously studied law at Nottingham University and qualified as a barrister. He became chairman in 1983.
John Hutson Chief Executive
John joined the company in 1991 and was appointed to the board in 1996. He is a graduate of Exeter University and previously worked with Allied Domecq.
Su Cacioppo Personnel & Legal Director
Su joined the company in 1991 and was appointed to the board in 2008. She is a graduate of South Bank University and London Guildhall University and previously worked for Courage Ltd and Allied Leisure.
She worked in several operational roles in J D Wetherspoon, before being appointed as personnel director in 1999 and personnel and legal director in 2006.
Elizabeth McMeikan Senior Independent Director
Elizabeth was appointed to the board in 2005 and is a member of the audit, remuneration and nomination committees. She is a graduate of Cambridge University. She is a non-executive director of UNITE plc, Flybe plc and chairs the Moat Housing Association. She also sits on the board of two privately owned companies.
She previously worked for Tesco plc for 12 years, in a wide variety of commercial and operational roles, both in the UK and overseas.
Debra van Gene Non-Executive Director
Debra was appointed to the board in 2006 and is the remuneration committee chair and a member of the audit and nomination committees. She is a Lay Commissioner with the Judicial Appointments Commission. She previously held senior board positions in privately held communications companies, before joinig the executive search industry. She was a partner at Heidrick and Struggles Inc and ran her own executive search firm. She is a graduate of Oxford University.
Sir Richard Beckett Non-Executive Director
Sir Richard was appointed to the board in 2009 and is the nomination committee's chair and a member of the audit and remuneration committees.
He was called to the bar in 1965 and took silk in 1987. He was one of the pre-eminent practitioners in regulatory and licensing matters.
Mark Reckitt Non-Executive Director
Mark Reckitt was appointed to the board in May 2012 and is the audit committee's chair and a member of the remuneration and nomination committees.
He was group strategy director at Smiths Group plc from February 2011 to April 2014. Before joining Smiths, he was Chief Strategy Officer at Cadbury plc from 2004 to 2010 and held a range of Strategy and Finance roles at Cadbury since joining in 1989, including UK Finance Director. Prior to joining Cadbury, he spent six years in Investment Banking and Retailing, after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1983.