Emma McClarkin OBE
EMMA MCCLARKIN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, BRITISH BEER AND PUB ASSOCIATION
Emma has been the Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub Association since 2019 and was recently awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) award for her exceptional services to the hospitality industry.
A passionate beer and pub lover, Emma is the voice for the beer and pub sector leading them through the pandemic, interfacing with Government and stakeholders to secure vital grant support and economic stimulus to aid the recovery of the Sector. Protecting the future of the Great British Pub and our world-renowned brewers.
Prior to joining the BBPA, Emma served as a Member of the European Parliament for the East Midlands for 10 years. As a true beer lover, she also served as Vice President of the European Parliament Beer Club during this time. She has also held posts including Chairman of the Commonwealth Forum and Director of Global Policy for the Sports Integrity Global Alliance and is currently Chair of the Worldwide Brewing Alliance, Vice Chair of the Tourism Alliance Board and a Director of the Ivors Academy.
Outside of work, Emma is a big fan of music and sport, closely following the rugby, football and cricket – as well as watching them in her local pub!