Rooney joined the Board as a Non‑Executive Director and Senior Independent Director in January 2016.
Rooney is a highly experienced retail and fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) executive. Following a career with United Biscuits and then Sara Lee, he joined Greene King PLC in 2001 as Managing Director of its brewery company. He was appointed CEO in 2005 and stepped down from this role in April 2019. Rooney is also the Chairman of both the Casual Dining Group and WorldSkills UK.
- Chairman of Purity Soft Drinks Limited (a Langholm Capital owned business)