Chris Jowsey

chief executive of Admiral Taverns

Chris is currently CEO of Admiral Taverns, an award-winning leased and tenanted pub company with over 1,050 community pubs across the UK. Prior to taking on the leadership of Admiral in July 2019, Chris was a Director of Heineken in the UK, responsible for their on trade business and prior to that ran Star Pubs & Bars.

Chris is married with four children and lives in the north east. A keen sportsman, he is a passionate about teams and leadership, as well as pubs. A competitive spirit, he still manages to run regularly and plays both football and cricket, although he admits that his children are probably better than him now!

Chris will speak on the Principle of ‘fair and lawful dealing’ – what does it mean to Admiral Taverns in the context of tenanted pubs, the Pubs Code and the changing expectations of society.

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