Francis Patton


Francis has worked in the hospitality sector for over 30 years. He started as a graduate trainee with Allied Breweries working his way up to director roles with responsibility for commercial and customer services.

Since Francis retired in 2007 he has held a number Non-Executive roles including being the Vice Chair and SID for Barnsley Hospital NHSFT, the Chair of Barnsley Facility Services, as well as starting his own PR business and becoming a part time lecturer at Leeds Beckett University.

At present Francis is Non-Executive Chair of the commercial arm of SIBA, is Chair of Cask Marque, an accreditation company for quality beer, is a Non-Executive Director of Humber Teaching NHS FT, teaches part time at Leeds Beckett University and a Trustee of the Spirit (Legacy) Pension scheme.



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