Changes to HEINEKEN’s management team reflects growing importance of Star Pub & Bars

19th January 2016


HEINEKEN has today announced some changes to its management team structure within the UK. The appointments underline HEINEKEN’s long term commitment to the UK on-trade, and to its award winning Star Pubs & Bars business.

Reflecting the growing importance, investment and growth potential in Star Pubs & Bars, HEINEKEN’s pub business will now be directly represented on the UK management team. To this end, the new role of Managing Director, Star Pubs & Bars has been created. Lawson Mountstevens, currently Managing Director On-Trade, has been appointed to the new role and will continue to report to David Forde, UK Managing Director. Lawson will use his extensive On-Trade experience to lead Star Pubs & Bars in to a highly successful future, and to help lessees grow their own businesses within Star.

At the same time, the new role of Director On-Trade has been created. Chris Jowsey, currently Trading Director Star Pubs and Bars, has been promoted to this new position, also becoming part HEINEKEN’s UK management team and reporting to David. Chris will lead HEINEKEN’s on-trade business, providing a strong focus on serving regional and national customers. Lawson and Chris’s current roles will be absorbed into the new structure.

Both appointments will become effective from 1st February 2016.


For more information on the release, please contact Nigel Pollard on 07785 531756 or