Ian Payne is Chairman of Stonegate Pub Company. With over 40 years’ experience in the licensed leisure
sector, Ian has held Board positions with Bass Taverns, Stakis plc and Ladbroke Gaming. He was CEO of Laurel
Pub Company from its inception in May 2001 through to December 2004 and later became Chairman of Bay
Restaurant Group and Town & City Pub Group. He then became Chairman of Stonegate Pub Company after its
inception in November 2010.
In June 2011, Stonegate Pub Company merged with Town & City Pub Group to become the largest privately
owned pub company in the UK.
In 2013, Stonegate Pub Company furthered its plan to be the consolidator of the Managed sector with the
acquisition of The Living Room brand in August and the purchase of 78 hand-picked sites from Bramwell Pub
Company in October. Stonegate Pub Company now owns and manages over 620 sites and has revenues in
excess of í600m.
Ian started his career in the trade behind the bar of a local pub.