About the PLAN

Meet the Trustees

The Plan is set up as a trust, which is entirely separate from the Company. It is managed by a board of Trustee Directors, comprising three Independent Directors, three Member Nominated Directors and three Company Appointed Directors.

The current Directors are:

MARTIN COLES - MEMBER NOMINATED

Martin is a pensioner director and joined the Trustee Board in January 2015. He is self-employed with his own accountancy firm. He was Finance Director for the Northern region of Grand Metropolitan Brewing, which merged with Courage Brewing in 1991. He was subsequently a founder director of Ushers of Trowbridge plc and a trustee of their pension scheme. He is chair of Stepping Stones, a charity operating a district specialist centre for pre-school special needs children and also a trustee of a charity running the Wiltshire Mobile Life Education Centre for primary schools.

JAMES SHARPE - MEMBER NOMINATED

James is currently National Contracts Manager for Star Pubs & Bars. He has held various Operational roles since 1994 with Scottish & Newcastle Retail and Enterprise Inns before returning in 2008. James sits on the BBPA & HUK Gaming Machines Panel and represents the Company’s interests with BACTA, the British Amusement Industry’s political lobbyist.

NAOMI HARDING - COMPANY APPOINTED

Naomi is the Head of HR for Brewery Operations, based in Tadcaster. Previous positions include working with Coca-Cola Enterprises, Carlsberg and GIST. Naomi joined the board in July 2016.

KELLY TAYLOR-WELSH - COMPANY APPOINTED

Kelly is the Head of UK Tax and is also the director of 20 legal entities within the HEINEKEN UK group. Previous positions include working with Lloyd’s Banking Group and Ernst & Young LLP. Kelly is currently Chair of the Plan’s Governance and Audit Committee.

SANDRA WINSTANLEY – COMPANY NOMINATED

Sandra, a qualified actuary, worked for Aon and Mercer before joining HEINEKEN in August 2011 as Global Pensions Manager. She is currently Manager Global Mobility & Compensation in Amsterdam. She joined the SNPP Trustee Board on 1 July 2020, and has been a member of HEINEKEN’s Pensions Governance Committee for nine years.

MARK CONDRON - INDEPENDENT

Mark has around 30 years' pensions experience and was formerly a senior partner and scheme actuary with Mercer. He is experienced in all aspects of pension scheme investment, funding, governance and administration, and now sits on several trustee boards and pension scheme governance committees. Mark is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

DEE MAIR - INDEPENDENT

Dee is the former HR Director of IPC Media Ltd and was Vice Chair of Better Bankside. Dee’s previous trustee roles include Chair of the IPC Media Pension Scheme and Trustee Director of the Time Warner Pension Scheme.

Dee now runs her own HR consultancy company and is an Executive Coach. Dee is currently Chair of the Plan’s Member Relations Committee and has been a Trustee of the Plan since 2012.

JANE SCRIVEN - INDEPENDENT - CHAIR OF TRUSTEE BOARD

Jane is a lawyer and was formerly a director on the FTSE 250 PLC boards of Geest and Greene King. She has 19 years’ experience of being a pension trustee chair and has good knowledge of all aspects of a pension scheme. Jane has a number of non-executive roles.