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Non-Executive Directors

Mike McGoun (Non-Executive Director)
Mike joined the company as Non Executive Director on 1st February 2014.
Mike is Non-Executive Chairman of Peakdale Molecular Limited and a Non-Executive Director of AIM listed Advanced Computer Software Group plc and Instem plc. He was previously Non-Executive Chairman of Tikit Group plc, a leading provider of software to law firms in the UK, until its acquisition by British Telecom in November 2012. Mike was a main board director of Skillsgroup plc from 1994 to 2000 with responsibility for corporate development, including a number of acquisitions and disposals totalling over £100 million. He has also held positions as Non-Executive Chairman of Xpertise Group Plc, Non-Executive Director of Fraser Williams Group PLC and ARI Limited.
After starting his career with ten years at IBM, Mike co-founded a successful ComputerLand franchise in 1984. This business was sold to SHL Systemhouse Inc. in Sept 1989. Mike stayed on to grow the business to over 800 employees operating across Europe. He has an MBA and a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Chris Wiliams (Non-Executive Director)
Chris joined the Board as a Non Executive Director on 20 May 2013. Chris brings extensive commercial and corporate experience, sector knowledge and financial acumen to the Group having joined Whitbread plc, the UK's largest hotel and restaurant group, in 1974. In 1990 he was appointed Strategic Development Director of the Whitbread Beer Company, the division of Whitbread that brewed, marketed and distributed beer, which included responsibility for international operations.
Following the acquisition of the Whitbread Beer Company by AB InBev in May 2000, and its subsequent entry into the UK market, Chris was part of the team that restructured the business, and remained involved in the InBev business in both the UK and Europe following his retirement.
Projects he has been involved in include developing InBev’s UK distribution strategy and acquiring the distribution rights to the Beck’s beer brand. Chris is a trustee director of the AB Inbev UK Ltd Pension Plan (assets c£530m), and is chairman of the investment committee of both the AB InBev UK Plan, and the Stag Brewing Plan (assets £50m).
Chris Williams is a director/partner or has been a director/partner of the following companies/partnerships during the previous five years - INBEV UK Pension Trust Limited, MC Drinks Limited, The Good Beer Business Ltd, Van Diest Beer Company Ltd, MCHD Investments Limited.