Our management team

Nick Mackenzie

Nick joined Greene King in May 2019 from Merlin Entertainments plc where he spent 17 years, most recently managing director of Midway Attractions, the largest division within the group. Nick started his career in pubs at Bass and Allied and held a non-executive director role at Daniel Thwaites PLC before joining Greene King.

Richard Smothers

Richard joined Greene King in 2017 from Mothercare plc where he was CFO for three years. Prior to this he was director of group finance at Rexam plc and has also held a number of senior finance roles during 14 years at Tesco plc.

Wayne Shurvinton

Wayne joined Greene King in September 2018 from Yum Brands where he was chief customer officer, UK and Europe at Pizza Hut.  Prior to this he worked in a number of roles at KFC in the UK and the Middle East. Wayne started his career in operational management in retail.

Matt Starbuck

Matt joined Greene King in August 2018 from Produce World where he was group managing director. Previously with United Biscuits and Entenmanns in brand marketing roles, Matt has extensive commercial leadership experience in different supply chains including  Glanbia, Tulip and Bakkavor within the UK food sector.


Andrew Bush

Andrew joined Greene King in 2017 from Brakes Group where he was group human resources director for five years. Prior to this, he was HR director at Argos. Before that he held a variety of senior HR roles in the Kingfisher Group, including group reward director and head of HR for Superdrug.

Maria Sebastian

Maria joined Greene King in August 2020 from Starbucks where she held the role of senior vice president for marketing, product and brand across 42 countries in Europe, Middle East and Africa and led, among other things, digital/loyalty, product innovation and brand development. She joined Starbucks after 20 years in the airline industry, where most recently she led sales and marketing at Virgin Atlantic Airways. Prior to this, Maria worked at American Airlines for 16 years in both Europe and the US.

Nick Elliot

Nick joined Greene King in 2015 as interim property services director focusing on the Spirit integration before taking up the post of group property director in 2018. Prior to joining Greene King, Nick worked in the leisure retail sector for Mitchells & Butlers and a private property development company as technical director.

Karen Bosher

Karen joined Greene King in 2012 from JJB Sports where she was retail director on the executive team. Prior to this, Karen enjoyed a long career in the retail sector, latterly at Mothercare plc where she was head of operations for eight years.

Andy Wilson

Andy joined Greene King in 2013 as operations director and held a number of positions before taking on the role of managing director of Destination Food Brands in 2020. Prior to joining Greene King, he spent nine years at Caffe Nero where he was retail director, and before that held senior positions for JD Wetherspoons, Whitbread and J Sainsburys.

Clair Preston-Beer

Clair joined Greene King in November 2020 from Costa where she was managing director in the Middle East and Asia, responsible for driving significant expansion and growth, and previously was the company’s chief operating officer in the UK accountable for operations, property and business change across 1,100 outlets. Before joining Costa, Clair held a variety of operational leadership roles at Boots.

Paula Kerrigan

Paula joined Greene King in 2019 from Superdry plc where she was most recently COO and Group Strategy & Transformation Director prior to that. She has also held senior strategy and transformation roles with a number of retail businesses including the Cooperative Group and Kingfisher plc.

George Colin MAGNUS

Mr. Magnus is a Non-executive Director of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited and CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited, a Director of Husky Energy Inc., and an Independent Non-executive Director of HK Electric Investments Manager Limited as the trustee-manager of HK Electric Investments, and HK Electric Investments Limited.

He acted as an Executive Director of Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited ("CKH") since 1980 and Deputy Chairman since 1985 until he retired from these offices in October 2005. He has been a Non-executive Director of CKH since November 2005 until his resignation in June 2015. He has been an Executive Director of Hutchison Whampoa Limited since 1980 and was re-designated as a Non-executive Director since November 2005 until his resignation in June 2015. He served as Deputy Chairman of HWL from 1984 to 1993.

Mr. Magnus was previously the Chairman of Power Assets Holdings Limited (formerly known as Hongkong Electric Holdings Limited) from 1993 to 2005, a Non-executive Director from 2005 to 2012 and an Independent Non-executive Director until January 2014.

Gerald Lai Chee MA

Mr. Ma is an Executive Committee Member & General Manager, Corporate Business Development Department of CK Asset Holdings Limited.   He joined the CK Group in February 1996.

He is a Non-Executive Director of ARA Asset Management (Fortune) Limited as the manager of Fortune Real Estate Investment Trust (listed in Hong Kong and Singapore) and ARA Asset Management (Prosperity) Limited as the manager of Prosperity Real Estate Investment Trust (listed in Hong Kong). He is also an Alternate Director to Mr. Lai Kai Ming, Dominic, Non-Executive Director of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited (listed in Hong Kong), and a Director of aircraft leasing company AMCK Aviation Holdings Ireland Limited.

He has over 29 years of experience in finance, investment and portfolio management, real estate development and marketing, and managing IT related ventures and services. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance and a Master of Arts degree in Global Business Management. He is a member of the Hospitality Services Committee of Caritas Hong Kong. He is also a member of the President’s Circle, the Dean’s Advisory Board for the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty Advisory Board of the UBC Sauder School of Business of the University of British Columbia, Canada.

Mr. Peter MACNAB

Mr. MacNab began his career at Safeway Stores Limited, and has held various other directorships within the retail and wholesale sector before joining A.S. Watson Group. Peter currently holds the role of Chief Executive Officer of A.S. Watson (Health & Beauty Ireland) Limited and A.S. Watson (Health & Beauty UK) Limited, which is the parent company for Superdrug Stores plc and Savers Health and Beauty Limited.

Andrew John HUNTER

Mr. Hunter is an Executive Director and Deputy Managing Director of CK Infrastructure Limited.   Mr. Hunter is also an Executive Director of Power Assets Holdings Limited, a listed company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Prior to the appointment to the board of Power Assets Holdings Limited in 1999, Mr. Hunter was the Finance Director of the Hutchison Property Group. He holds a Master of Arts degree and a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has over 36 years of experience in accounting and financial management.