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.

Phil Thomas

Phil joined Greene King in March 2017 with extensive FMCG experience from Reckitt Benckiser and P&G. Prior to his appointment at Greene King, he spent 10 years at RB in a range of senior Marketing, Country General Management (UK and China) and Global Category leadership roles. Before this, Phil spent 15 years at P&G in numerous marketing and sales roles across the UK, USA and various European markets.

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.

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.

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.