New chairman at helm of brewer

NICK Bryan was yesterday announced as non-executive chairman at Young’s, taking over from Chris Sandland who has been with the company for 38 years.

Bryan, 53, a co-founder of drinks dispenser service company Innserve, has also gained experience through various positions within Courage, including as managing director of Courage UK.

He was a partner at BDT Capital Partners and was a member of the management committee at the private equity group Investcorp.

During this time he held chairman and non-executive director roles at various Investcorp companies including Welcome Break and Gucci.

He began his career in the finance sector, and is a chartered accountant. Bryan has been a non-executive member of the Young’s board since 2006.

He has also worked at Lonrho and Hanson. Young’s said yesterday he already knows the business and was a natural choice.