John MacKerron

        Head and shoulder picture of John MacKerron, our finance director

Associate Finance Director

I held finance roles in the brewing and pubs industries for 20 years, and I have also worked in the charity sector where I was involved in significant change projects and led a transformational project introducing a more strategic approach across services.

I am keen to improve SAMS' ways of working and in particular play my part in the forthcoming information management development. I am also keen to support all aspects of SAMS operations in research, education and enterprise.

Contact details:
  • +44 (0)1631 559 489

I am a member of the SAMS Executive Team with responsibility for finance and contracts.



1986 Chartered Accountant. Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland

1983 B Com Honours Business Studies and Accounting. University of Edinburgh

Employment history

Since 2017 Associate Finance Director. SAMS

2012-16 Head of Finance. Macmillan Cancer Support

2010-11 Decision Support. Royal Bank of Scotland

2007-09 Finance Director - Pubs. Scottish & Newcastle

2000-07 Finance Director - Pub Partners. Greene King

1999 Head of Finance. Farne

1986-98 Finance Director - International. Scottish & Newcastle


Professional memberships

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland