Adrian Fawcett is Chairman of Silentnight Group – the UK's market leading manufacturer of beds and mattresses and previously Chief Executive Officer of General Healthcare Group, the leading provider of independent health care services throughout the UK and the UK's largest private hospital company. Adrian also sat on the Board of the Department of Work & Pensions was the Chief Operating Officer for Punch Taverns Plc., one of the UK's fastest growing FTSE 150 companies.
During his time at Punch the company doubled in size through energised organic growth and the acquisition of both Pubmaster and InnSpired. He saw Punch Taverns manage the successful integration of these businesses into a 7,800 strong pub estate, which the company leases to individual entrepreneurs.
Adrian Fawcett joined Punch from Interbrew where he was Corporate Vice President of the Belgian brewer, globally responsible for business integration of both Interbrew's operational businesses and the group's M&A activity.
Adrian spent six years at Bass Brewers from 1996 to 2001. During this time he held a number of roles, including a period as Brands marketing director, culminating in his position as Group Managing Director of Bass Brewers Operating Companies. He led Bass's UK Operating Companies through the period of its sale to Interbrew and further to competition commission referral the subsequent restructuring and divestment of Carling to Coors Brewers in 2002.
Prior to this, Adrian Fawcett held senior general management roles with both Mars Confectionary and Ford Motor Company. He sits on the Punch Taverns Plc Board. Education: Economics degree & MBA.