Tom McMullen
Joint Managing Director
Year joined: 2010

Highlights of the role:  

Tom’s responsibilities incorporate the Property, Tenancy, Production and Distribution Departments. His role allows him to continue the focus on maintaining investment in long term sustainable pubs, and securing new ones, to ensure that the Company can service its customers for centuries to come. His is also focused on ensuring that the Company continues its brewing and beer heritage and that Hertford retains its last remaining brewery.

What makes McMullen’s the company of choice:  

Tom is part of the sixth generation of McMullen's to commit to the business and he passionately believes that professional management, drawn from both family members and independent directors, is required to ensure strong financial performance while remaining one of the last fully independent heritage family brewing companies.

Life prior to McMullen’s:  

Tom’s first day in the Company was aged 16, followed by several school holidays spent working in the pubs. After university he joined the HALO Trust, conducting landmine-clearance and bomb disposal in various parts of the world. After an eventful 2001 in Afghanistan, Tom attended law school and ultimately qualified and practiced as a corporate tax lawyer with SJ Berwin. Obviously the lure of McMullen’s beat the financial perks of the City so, having completed an MBA at Imperial Business School, he joined the Company in 2010.

Favourite menu item:

A quality cut of Rib-Eye steak cooked to order and washed down with a cold bottle of Macs No 1 Pale Ale.