St Austell Family Group has promoted Georgina Young to the role of brewing director. She will oversee brewing and operations at both St Austell Brewery and Bath Ales.
Georgina left her leading role at Fuller’s to join the company in May 2019 and become Bath Ales’ head brewer. She was recruited by her long-time friend, Roger Ryman – St Austell’s previous brewing director – who passed away in May.
In her new role, Georgina will continue to be based at Bath Ales’ headquarters – Hare Brewery – while overseeing operations in St Austell.
Kevin Georgel, chief executive says: “We’re delighted to have appointed Georgina as our new brewing director. As one of Roger’s oldest friends in the industry, he was thrilled when she joined the business last year. He held her in the highest regard, and we know he would be very proud to see her take the helm and steer us forward.”
Andrew Turner, managing director, Beer and Brands said: “Since welcoming Georgina to the business, she’s been instrumental in helping us to realise the full potential of Bath Ales’ beer brands. She’s respected throughout the industry and is the perfect guardian for St Austell Brewery’s portfolio of beers. We can’t think of a better person to lead us into our next chapter and inspire the next generation of brewers.”
Georgina Young, new brewing director said: “I’ve been a long-time admirer of St Austell Brewery’s beers and feel honoured to be taking up the reins from Roger.”
She continues: “Overseeing production down in Cornwall, while continuing to head up Bath Ales, offers me a new challenge. I’m looking forward to this next chapter and working more closely with the brilliant team down in Cornwall.”