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City Pub Group (The) (CPC)


Thursday 11 March, 2021

City Pub Group (The)

Appointment of Independent NED

RNS Number : 8696R
City Pub Group PLC (The)
11 March 2021


City Pub Group PLC

("City Pub Group" or "the Group")



Appointment of Independent NED



The City Pub Group, the owner and operator of 48 premium pubs across Southern England and Wales and a further 4 development sites, today announces the appointment of Emma Fox as an Independent Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.


Emma is an exceptionally experienced director with over 30 years of experience in the retail, leisure, and drinks sectors. Emma is currently CEO of Berry Bros & Rudd, the oldest wine and spirit merchant in the UK. She was appointed as CEO in 2020, having served an Independent Non-Executive Director since 2017, to help guide the business through its next phase of growth. Emma joined Berry Bros & Rudd from The Original Factory Shop where she also held the role of CEO.


Previously, Emma held several senior management and divisional board roles at large retailers including Commercial Director at Halfords, Chief Marketing Officer at Walmart Canada and Commercial and Logistics Director roles at ASDA. Emma also has extensive hospitality and leisure experience having worked with Hollywood Bowl as Marketing Director, Bass Brewers and as a Non-Executive Director at Punch Taverns Plc.


Whilst at Walmart, Emma chaired Walmart's global diversity and inclusion council which set the company's diversity and inclusion strategy across 28 countries. Emma is Chair of the Board of Hotaling & Co based in San Francisco and is also a Steward and Liveryman with the Worshipful Company of Distillers.



Clive Watson, Executive Chairman of City Pub Group said:


"We are delighted to welcome Emma to the Board of City Pub Group to help bring her insight and experience as the Company looks to take advantage of growth opportunities post-pandemic. Emma is the latest addition to evolve and strengthen our board for the exciting journey ahead.


Emma has a wealth of experience, particularly in marketing and diversity in businesses, something which City Pub Group is determined to excel in and an area which we feel is critical for future success.


We believe the long-term growth opportunity for the business is strong and Emma will form a crucial part of the board that will guide and help us achieve our goals.''


Emma Fox commented:


"City Pub Group is a vibrant business that has often challenged the status quo. I can't wait to get started. I have been impressed with the company and am very excited by its potential. While the last year has clearly been challenging, City Pub Group is determined to emerge as a winner from the crisis and I'm thrilled to be part of the team that will lead this company forward.''


  11 March 2021


The following disclosures in relation to the appointment of Emma Louise Fox, aged 52, are required pursuant to Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.

Current directorships and partnerships:

Berry Bros. & Rudd Limited

BB&R Limited

Hotaling & Co LLC

Previous directorships and partnerships (held in the past five years):

Punch Taverns Limited

OFS (DS) Acquisitions Limited

OFS (DS) EBT Trustees Limited

OFS (DS) Finance Limited

OFS (DS) Holdings Limited

Original FS Holdings Limited

The Factory Shop Group Limited

The Factory Shop Limited

The Factory Shop Properties Limited

The Original Factory Shop Group Limited

The Original Factory Shop Limited


Emma was director of The Factory Shop Limited which entered into a Company Voluntary Arrangement ("CVA") in July 2018. The CVA was completed in July 2019 and the company continues to trade.




City Pub Group
Clive Watson, Chairman
Tarquin Williams, CFO

Instinctif Partners
Matthew Smallwood
Jack Devoy

+44 (0) 20 7457 2020

Liberum (Nomad & Broker)
Chris Clarke
Edward Thomas
Clayton Bush

+44 (0) 20 3100 2000


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