Team Toast

Team shots by Mr Kirby

Want to join Team Toast? Check out out current vacancies here

Team Toast – Rob Wilson

Rob is our CEO, and advised Toast through our launch in 2016. He's founded social change organisations and previously led Ashoka UK, supporting entrepreneurs to scale system changing enterprises.

Rob Wilson

Chief Toaster
Team Toast – Louisa Ziane

Louisa set-up Toast in 2015 and leads on brand and culture. She was previously a consultant at the Carbon Trust, advising brands on sustainability strategies. She's also an accountant and a Digital Mum.

Louisa Ziane

Chief Brand Officer
Team Toast – Julie Prebble

Julie leads our relationships with bakers, brewers and distributors. She was previously a buyer for leading food retailers and advised food start-ups on scaling.

Julie Prebble

Operations Manager
Team Toast – David Ryan

David manages our relationships with stockists and leads the sale team. He has a background in retail, joining Waitrose as a graduate and progressing to manage business change projects.

David Ryan

Head Breadwinner
Team Toast – Mikey Rothwell

Mikey manages our stockist relationships in South London. He previously consulted for charities and social enterprises in Africa. A keen rugby player and book-lover, he can juggle standing on one leg.

Mikey Rothwell

Team Toast-Mike

Mike sets up new relationships with stockists in London to Bristol and Wales. He recently gained a masters from LSE, working on regional development. He's Sporty Toast, travelling everywhere by bike, and is a qualified freediver.

Mike Lawrence


Derek manages our recipe development and quality control. He has over 40 years of brewing experience, including managing breweries for Heineken and Whitbread, and is a qualified beer sommelier.

Derek Orford

Brewer in Residence
Team Toast – Chris Head

Chris manages our brewery collaborations. He has an operations background and was previously a foreign languages teacher. He is the most passionate craft beer lover you'll ever meet.

Chris Head

Global Partnerships Manager

Max sets up new relationships with Stockists from London to Brighton. He was previously a chef and events manager. Max is known for clowning around (literally) and can be spotted in comedy sketches like Peep Show.

Max Brown


Lawrence is our customer services superstar, ensures our beers reaches happy customers. He previously worked as an account manager and has tutored A-level students. He's into gaming and has an incredible tenor voice.

Lawrence Speelman

Customer Kneads Manager

James works on all things marketing and events to help spread the word on Toast. He previously worked at a creative agency, focusing on retail and shopper marketing.

James King

Marketing and Brand Manager

Susan Ren

Manager of Dough

Natasha Jackson

Social Media Manager



Our International Team

Flannigan Toast Headshot

Shannon has over a decade's experience growing speciality beer brands in North America, with brands including Moxie Voss, Leaf Organic Vodka and Miller Lite. On weekends you can find her sharking a shuffleboard court in Brooklyn or taking pizza VERY seriously.

Shannon Flannigan

Chief Toaster USA

Originally from Napa, California, Janet graduated from UC Berkeley and spent 10 years in wine marketing at her family’s vineyard. She joined Toast Ale USA in the spring of 2018. Working in Sales & Operations, she looks forward to guiding the expansion of Toast Ale into new markets across the USA! She is also pursuing her MBA in Sustainability from Bard College.

Janet Viader

Sales & Operations

As a recent graduate from Parsons The New School with a Strategic Design and Management degree, Emma has built a focus on food waste and sustainable practices. Her day to day involves digital marketing, managing in-store samplings, and developing internship programs.

Emma Moore

Administrative Associate

Our Bread Board

Serge Kremer

Serge has owned and managed businesses in the Netherlands and UK. His current business is Husky - smart refrigeration. Serge helps social entrepreneurs develop their businesses and co-founded LUTA, a martial arts clothing business born out of Fight For Peace.

Serge Kremer

Paul Lindley

Paul is an award winning entrepreneur and author. He founded organic baby food brand Ella’s Kitchen built upon a core social mission. It’s now the UK’s largest. His book is: ‘Little Wins: The Huge Power of Thinking Like a Toddler’.

Paul Lindley

Helen Jones

Helen has 35 years of experience building purpose-led brands, including launching Ben & Jerry's in the UK. She’s a non-executive director at Ben & Jerry’s, Halfords Plc and Vapiano SE, and has previous directorships at Caffe Nero Group Ltd and Zizzi Restaurants.

Helen Jones

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Emma has 30 years experience in marketing, branding and comms. She’s the Chief Marketing and Engagement Officer and Senior Vice President at the National Geographic Society. She was previously CMO at National Public Radio and VP at República.

Emma Carrasco


Tristram is an author and campaigner on the environmental and social impacts of food production, and founded both Toast and our charity partner Feedback.

Tristram Stuart