Chris Jowsey
Chris Jowsey
CEO
Admiral Taverns

Chris Jowsey has worked across several sectors, as well as owning two small businesses of his own in the past. He has spent over 20 years in the hospitality, brewing and pub sector, leading the on trade for Heineken UK, Star Pubs & Bars and now as CEO of Admiral Taverns. Chris is a champion of the strong, collaborative culture that enables licensees to realise their business ambitions as well as support the communities they trade in. He joined Admiral Taverns in July 2019 and has led them through three acquisitions, the latest of which was Hawthorn, the Community Pub Company. Admiral Taverns now comprises of 1,600 pubs, mostly wet led and leased and tenanted, but with an Operator Managed division (Proper Pubs) numbering 170. Chris is also a non-executive director of Theakston’s and the British Beer and Pub Association.