Simon Dodd joins Young's as COO

Simon Dodd joins Young's as COO

Young’s has appointed Simon Dodd as a director in the newly created role of chief operating officer.

Dodd has spent more than a decade working in the pub and brewing sector. Most recently, he was a director of Fuller’s and managing director of its beer company, having previously been operations director of its premium city pubs division.

He left Fuller’s in April this year, after the brewer sold its beer division to Ashai Europe Ltd.

Prior to joining Fuller’s, Dodd was at the Orchid Pub Company, where he held the role of chief operating officer following his promotion from the position of commercial director.

“I am delighted that we have been able to attract someone of Simon’s calibre and experience to take on this new role,” says Patrick Dardis, chief executive officer of Young’s. “I am confident that the extensive experience, knowledge and relevant skills that Simon has built up over his career will make a significant and positive difference to Young’s.”

Dodd will join the board of Young’s on 2 September 2019, reporting to Dardis.