Board Of Directors

Paul WellsPaul Wells

Position: Chairman, Charles Wells
Favourite beer: A pint of Eagle IPA
How long have you worked here? Since 1983, when I joined as a London salesman.
What are your main responsibilities in this role? Thinking and planning for the future, listening to customers and suppliers, talking with colleagues and including them in our plans for the future.
What’s your favourite part of your job? Seeing our customers enjoying a pint in a great pub.
What makes Charles Wells a great place to work? It’s a great industry to be involved with because it is still very much a people business, and we have a strong sense of tradition and heritage, but what makes it great is the people who work here and their enthusiasm for the success of the company.

 

Justin Phillimore

Justin PhillimorePosition: Chief Executive Officer, Charles Wells
Favourite beer: Such a hard question, it depends on the occasion – I love Directors, Young’s London Stout and for something more refreshing, Charlie Wells Dry Hopped Lager.
How long have you worked here? I joined the company as Finance Director of Charles Wells in 2006.
What are your main responsibilities in this role? Helping drive our business forward through overseeing the organisation and management of all the different strands of our business.
What’s your favourite part of your job? Helping people grow and develop.
What makes Charles Wells a great place to work? Great people, great values and great products.

Anthony Fryer

Anthony Fryer

Position: Group Finance Director, Charles Wells
Favourite beer: A pint of Young’s Bitter.
How long have you worked here? I joined the company as Group Financial Controller in 2008.
What are your main responsibilities in this role? Looking at the medium to long term financial needs of the business. Working closely with our professional advisors to ensure the Group is in the best position to take advantage of growth opportunities as they present themselves.
What’s your favourite part of your job? On the beer side it is seeing ideas develop into new products and for the pubs it is watching as our great pubs become even better through new developments or promotions
What makes Charles Wells a great place to work? It is the people that make this business so special. There is a real can-do attitude throughout the Group.

 

 

Peter Wells

Peter WellsPosition: Commercial Director, Charles Wells
Favourite beer: Wells Eagle IPA
When did you first join Charles Wells Ltd? 1st April 1997
What are your main responsibilities in this role? Ensure we attract and retain the best possible people to run our leased and tenanted pubs and to help them give their customers a fantastic pub experience.
What’s your favourite part of your job? On a daily basis, it’s that sense of huge pride I feel when I walk into a Charles Wells pub and look around to see the place filled with happy people enjoying the atmosphere, beer and food. So much work and effort goes into making it happen that when you see it unveiled, it is always with a great sense of excitement and satisfaction of a great job being completed by a great team of people.
What makes Charles Wells a great place to work? We carried out a recent survey with the team who work at Charles Wells – 100% said they were proud to work for the business. What more is there to say?

Tony Mair

Tony Mair

Position: Non-Executive Director, Charles Wells
Favourite beer: Difficult…I am a Bombardier loyalist, but Courage Directors is now in pole position!
When did you become a member of the Charles Wells Board? In March 2007, but don’t tell anyone…I am enjoying it very much!
What are your main responsibilities in this role? To test and challenge the assumptions behind the company’s long and short term thinking, and their plans. To be a sounding board for any of the senior management team who might want an independent point of view on anything which is important to them.
What’s your favourite part of being involved with Charles Wells? I find the attitude of the Board to seeking and exploiting opportunity, and the willingness to take risks, and in particular in these very challenging times, so very stimulating.

Paul Rawlinson

Paul Rawlinson

Position: Non-Executive Director, Charles Wells
Favourite beer: A pint of Wells Eagle IPA
When did you become a member of the Charles Wells Board? In 2011.
What are your main responsibilities in this role? I act as a sounding board for the Executive Directors and represent the interests of Shareholders.
What’s your favourite part of your job? I enjoy working with a quality team who are committed to ensuring that the Charles Wells business is successful now and into the future for its shareholders, employees, licensees and communities. It is an incredibly challenging time for a business like ours and it is a responsibility and privilege to work with a team navigating difficult waters!
What is your favourite part of being involved with Charles Wells? My sense is that this is more than a job for the people I have met across the business. They feel a pride and commitment to Charles Wells and to each other.

 

Tony WellsA.R. Wells

Position: Non-Executive Director, Charles Wells
Favourite beer: Courage Imperial Russian Stout
When did you become a member of the Charles Wells Board? In 2001.
What are your main responsibilities in this role? I represent the Wells family on the board of directors.
What’s your favourite part of your job? Working with the very smart people who make up the Charles Wells board.
What is your favourite part of being involved with Charles Wells? Everyone seems to have a strongly positive attitude about working for Charles Wells.

 

 

Bob Ivell

Bob IvellPosition: Non-Executive Director, Charles Wells
Favourite beer: I don`t have a favourite beer there are so many good beers and it depends on my mood. I am a big fan of London Stout and on a winters night in front of a log fire I can`t think of anything better. On a hot summers day I love a pint of Estrella, or if I`m in the mood for ale a pint of Directors goes down well.
How long have you worked here? I have worked within the company since January.
What are your main responsibilities in this role? To work with the executive directors as a sounding board and represent the shareholders.
What’s your favourite part of your job? Working with the team to take Charles Wells forward and navigate it through a very challenging market, by delivering for our customers.
What makes Charles Wells a great place to work? The business is a great place to work because it has a team of very committed people trying to improve the business, in some very interesting markets.