Marston’s has promoted Hayleigh Lupino to chief financial officer, effective from 3 October.

Lupino, currently director of group finance, will succeed Andrew Andrea, who takes over from Ralph Findlay as chief executive on the same date.

Lupino has more than 18 years’ experience at the pub and brewing company.

She also serves on the Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company (CMBC) board as a non-executive director.

At the same time, Andrew Carlill, group marketing and commercial director at Marston’s, who has held a number of roles at the business, is stepping down. 

Lupino joined Marston’s in 2003 and has held several senior roles within the group including director of finance for Marston’s Beer Company.

She is said to have helped to develop the strategy, and led the integration plans, which saw a transformation of the beer business over the past 10 years.

This included the acquisition of Thwaites beer business and Charles Wells Beer Business as well as expansion of the distribution business onto a wider national platform.

She played a key role in the sale of Marston’s Beer Company into the joint venture with Carlsberg UK last year and she is the project lead for Marston’s on the Transitional Services Agreement with CMBC to ensure a smooth transition with the joint-venture integration plan, spanning IT, finance, tax, data, payroll and facilities.

William Rucker, Marston’s chairman, said Lupino had “unparalleled knowledge, understanding and experience of Marston’s business, culture and values”.

This, together with her financial prowess would be “a great asset” to the senior leadership team.

“She has a proven track record of delivery and is highly regarded within Marston’s which will stand her in good stead in her future,” said Rucker.