Scott Waddington

Wales Commissioner for UKCES, CEO of SA Brain and Co Ltd

Scott Waddington is the Wales Commissioner to the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) and also CEO of renowned Welsh brewery, SA Brain and Co Ltd. Born and educated in Wales, Scott attended Reading University and has spent the majority of his career in the hospitality sector, specifically in drinks marketing and pub retailing working with businesses including Bass, Carlsberg and Century Inns.

He joined SA Brain as Chief Executive in 2001 and, following a review of corporate strategy, the Brains brand was repositioned, investment in the pub estate was increased and the drinks distribution business was expanded through acquisition across Wales. Brains now has a total of 260 pubs as well as a growing brewing and brands business.

Scott was also Chair of the CBI for Wales during 2010-2011, and in 2013 also became Chair of the Wales Employment and Skills Board (WESB).