Meet The Team

The management team at KBE Drinks brings wealth of experience gained in a wide range of global businesses such as Heineken, McVitie's, Mazda and GSK.

Damon Swarbrick

CEO

Mark Davis

Finance & HR Director

John Price

Head of Marketing

Kate Stew

Head of Operations

Shaun Goode

Sales Director

Damon Swarbrick

CEO

Damon joined as Chief Executive Officer in November 2009 and has played an active role in developing the organisations capability and operating footprint, expanding the brand portfolio and manages the UK leadership team. Damon has been a member of the board since March 2010 and claims to have eaten curry in over 500 restaurants since he joined! He graduated with a business degree from Northumbria University and holds a Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute. Prior to joining KBE, Damon spent 13 years working in a variety of Sales and Marketing roles at Pepsico, Allied Domecq, United Biscuits & Heineken. Outside of work Damon spends most of his time with his young family and when time allows he enjoys golf, skiing and Formula 1.

Mark Davis

Finance & HR Director

Mark joined KBE in 2010 as Finance Director and Company Secretary and is also responsible for all HR related matters. Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant 30 years ago, Mark’s journey to KBE has seen him move from Practice into Property Development and Investment, before spending a number of years in the Automotive sector working for Mazda UK. Besides being an enthusiastic gardener and DIY-er, Mark also played rugby for many years and is an RFU Level 2 Coach, although these days tends to spend his time watching the sport he loves either on a muddy touchline, in the stands or on the TV.

John Price

Head of Marketing

John has been Head of Marketing at KBE Drinks since joining the business in 2013. Having relaunched Kingfisher with new packaging and brand identity, John has then played an integral part in identifying and recruiting exciting new brands into the business. In 2002 John received his MBA from Southampton University Business School, which has helped him become an unusually commercial marketer. Since then he has worked on some of the UK’s most iconic brands including innocent, Ribena and Sugar Puffs. Not forgetting two glamourous years as Brand Manager of Bazuka that Verruca!

Kate Stew

Head of Operations

Kate joined KBE in 2005 and has been leading the operations function since 2007. Kate and her team of 4 oversee full business support to include complete supply chain, import and export of goods, technical services and customer support. Kate graduated from Canterbury Technical College with a Diploma in Business and Finance. Prior to joining KBE, Kate spent 8 years working in a variety of Buying, Supply Chain and Logistics roles at various packaging companies. Outside of work Kate can often be found pursuing her love of dance, or spending time with family and friends.

Shaun Goode

Sales Director

Shaun has 24 years of experience within the drinks sector and joined KBE as Sales Director in October 2017. He is responsible for a team of 17, covering all sales channels within the UK and Brand Exports into Europe and the UAE. On leaving college, Shaun started his working life in Corporate Banking before deciding that a career in selling beer was a far better proposition! He joined Courage Brewery in 1993 working through the mergers that followed with both Scottish & Newcastle and Heineken in numerous senior sales roles before becoming Commercial Director for the Wine & Spirit division of C&C Group plc in 2013. Spending quality time with family and socialising with friends is a real passion for Shaun, as well as his love of football, golf and horse racing.