Lee Williams, who has had a long and successful career in the beer industry, has been appointed managing director of Moorhouse’s Brewery.

Moorhouses Lee WilliamsAt Thwaites and Marston’s  he played major roles in the success of beers such as Wainwright and 13 Guns, while developing a wide range of commercial skills and experience.

Executive chairman, Ian Parkinson (pictured, left, with Lee), said: “I’m delighted to welcome Lee aboard and I’m really looking forward to working with him. Moorhouse’s has a first-class reputation for brewing quality beer and is one of the leading brewers here in the North of England.

“Lee’s appointment is our commitment to fully develop our potential in what is today a very dynamic and exciting beer market. Lee will be charged with delivering commercial success and establishing Moorhouse’s as a modern, contemporary beer brewer.

Lee said: “Opportunities like this do not come around that often. At the heart of this business is an excellent range of beers, and coupled with Ian’s ambition and support, Moorhouse’s is well positioned to achieve success across the coming months and years. I can’t wait to begin this new venture.”