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Brewer reveals top man leaves top town role

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: March 30, 2014

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ONE of the most high-profile figures at a Burton-based brewing giant is to leave the firm, it has been revealed .

Bosses at Molson Coors, in High Street, have confirmed to the Mail that Jeremy Derbyshire is departing after five years.

Mr Derbyshire rose to the role of production operations director at the firm, but has now decided to leave the brewer in a bid to further his own ambitions.

A spokesman for Molson Coors said: “It is with reluctance that I announce the departure of Jeremy Derbyshire from Molson Coors.

“Jeremy joined the business five years ago as packaging manager, building a high performing team that drove results in all areas of the department before moving into the Burton Brewery general manager’s position.

“As general manager Jeremy took on responsibility for Shobnall Maltings, before taking on the leadership of the UK network as production operations director as part of the European re-structure.

“As production operations director, Jeremy has led the people strategy aligned to the UK capital investment programme while integrating production operations into the European structure.

“Jeremy has chosen this juncture to progress his career outside of Molson Coors Europe in line with his own professional ambitions.

“We would like to thank Jeremy for his contribution in transforming the UK production operations network and wish him well in his future.”

During his time working for the firm, Mr Derbyshire was also a trustee for the Burton Breweries Charitable Trust.

He lived locally and has two young children. In his spare time, he enjoys mountain biking and is a qualified rally driver, building, preparing and competing in his own car.

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