John MacKerron

        Head and shoulder picture of John MacKerron, our finance director

Chair of Audit Committee

John held finance roles in the brewing and pubs industries for 20 years, and also worked in the charity sector where he was involved in significant change projects and led a transformational project introducing a more strategic approach across services.

John knows SAMS well as he filled a year-long interim position as Associate Finance Director, serving on the executive team and attending Board and committee meetings from 2017 to 2018.

Contact details:


1986 Chartered Accountant. Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland

1983 B Com Honours Business Studies and Accounting. University of Edinburgh

Employment history

2017-18 Associate Finance Director. SAMS

2012-16 Head of Finance. Macmillan Cancer Support

2010-11 Decision Support. Royal Bank of Scotland

2007-09 Finance Director - Pubs. Scottish & Newcastle

2000-07 Finance Director - Pub Partners. Greene King

1999 Head of Finance. Farne

1986-98 Finance Director - International. Scottish & Newcastle


Professional memberships

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland