BrewDog appoints former Asda boss in bid to turn around the business
Beer and spirits company BrewDog – hit by criticism from former employees earlier this year for its ‘toxic culture’ – has appointed a chairman with a blue-chip reputation.
Allan Leighton was chief executive of Asda and Pandora. He is also chair of retailer The Co-Operative Group and the casual dining chain PizzaExpress. He joins the Aberdeenshire brewing firm to stabilise it ahead of a stock exchange float, and as mentor to its chief executive, James Watt.
He said: “BrewDog has built an incredible market position and brand in a short space of time. It continues to grow quickly all over the world, has a fantastic team of people, and an outstanding sustainability story to tell.
“I look forward to playing my role in ensuring the company has the right governance in place to capitalise on the opportunities ahead.”
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