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3rd April 2023

Greene King Pub Partners appoints new Managing Director

Greene King Pub Partners – the leased, tenanted and franchise business unit of Greene King – has today announced the appointment of Dan Robinson as Managing Director.

Robinson will officially start his new role this week (week commencing April 3rd) and will hold overall responsibility for the Pub Partners business unit within Greene King. He will report into Wayne Shurvinton, the previous Managing Director of Greene King Pub Partners, who has moved into the role of Partnerships and Ventures Managing Director following a realignment of Greene King’s divisional structure.

A Greene King employee since 2016, Robinson previously held the position of Asset Optimisation Director for Greene King for the last two years. Prior to this, he held roles as interim Managing Director of Greene King Local Pubs and Central Operations Director across Greene King’s managed pubs.

Prior to Greene King, Robinson held operational roles in Spirit Pub Company, Punch and Scottish & Newcastle. His career started at Allied Domecq as a Graduate Trainee, giving him over 25 years’ experience in the pub sector.

Dan Robinson, newly appointed Managing Director of Greene King Pub Partners, said:

“It is a real privilege to be appointed Managing Director of Greene King Pub Partners. Having worked in operational and leadership roles across the Greene King business over the last seven years, I have long been an admirer of the team and the brilliant Partners we work with. I cannot wait to get started and help our Partners continue to grow their pub businesses with the support of our great team.”

Wayne Shurvinton, Managing Director, Partnerships & Ventures at Greene King, said:

“I am delighted with the appointment of Dan as Managing Director of Pub Partners. With his years of experience in the pub trade Dan understands Pub Partners well and I am excited to see him take the business forward building on the great work that the team has already delivered.


Press Contact: Nick Lawrie Email: Tel: 07812 256245

Photo shows Dan Robinson.

About Greene King:

Greene King is the country’s leading pub company and brewer with c.2,600 pubs, restaurants and hotels across England, Wales and Scotland.

At Greene King we are passionate about delivering our purpose to ‘pour happiness into lives’. That’s for our customers, our team, our pub partners, our suppliers and the communities in which we live, operate and serve. Founded in 1799 with offices in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk and Burton on Trent in Staffordshire we employ around 39,000 people across the group with four divisions: Greene King pubs, Destination Brands, Partnership and Ventures, and Brewing & Brands.

  • Greene King pubs are located where people and communities come together; pubs enjoyed in cities, towns and villages throughout the country
  • Destination Brands is a mixture of food and drink-led brands including Hungry Horse, Farmhouse Inns, Chef & Brewer, Wacky Warehouse, and Pub & Carvery, Pub & Dining and Pub & Grill
  • Partnerships & Ventures which includes our tenanted and leased pubs and Hive Franchise pubs under Pub Partners and our Ventures Brands which is made up of Metropolitan Pub Company, Hickory’s, Hotels Group and Crafted Pubs

Brewing & Brands covers the brewing sides of the business. Quality ales are brewed at the Westgate brewery in Bury St Edmunds and the Belhaven Brewery in Dunbar. Our industry-leading portfolio includes Greene King IPA, Old Speckled Hen, Abbot Ale, Ice Breaker and Belhaven Best with a range of additional premium beers and seasonal ales

About Greene King Pub Partners:

Greene King Pub Partners operates over 1000 leased, tenanted and franchise pubs across England, Scotland and Wales with independent business partners. In March 2023 it was recognised as the best leased and tenanted pub company at the Publican Awards, the 6th time Greene King Pub Partners has won the national industry award.

Press Contact: Nick Lawrie Email: Tel: 07812 256245