Timothy Taylor's adds two new independent directors

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New faces: James Simpson (l) and John Walsh have been appointed to Timothy Taylor's board
New faces: James Simpson (l) and John Walsh have been appointed to Timothy Taylor's board
Family-owned brewer Timothy Taylor's has appointed John Walsh and James Simpson to its board.

Following the retirement of Diana Dent and Jonathan Gamble from the brewery’s board in 2018, Timothy Taylor's has appointed John Walsh and James Simpson as independent directors.

The pair will attend their first board meeting in their new roles at the Keighley, West Yorkshire, premises in March 2019.

Walsh is chairman, managing director and major shareholder of Yorkshire-based luxury wool fabrics manufacturer Abraham Moon & Sons while Simpson is managing director of Pol Roger Portfolio, the UK agent for Pol Roger – one of only a few Grande Marque Champagne houses that remains family owned and run. 

Discussing the appointments, Timothy Taylor’s chairman Tim Clarke commented: “We are delighted to have been able to appoint to our board two exceptional individuals from businesses that have thrived by sharing the same ethos as Timothy Taylor’s; independence and a focus on developing a strong, premium brand in a highly competitive market. 

“We look forward to benefiting from their experience.”

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