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Leaving 'a great shame' for Okell's Dr Mike

Management shake-up blamed

The former head of the Island's largest brewery has explained his 'difficult' decision to quit.

Dr Mike Cowbourne left Heron & Brearley last week after almost 40 years in charge of the Okell's range of ales.

The microbiologist moved here in the early 1980s, and has stayed with the brand through a period of change in the pub trade.

He's blaming a management shake-up for his resignation.

Now planning to spend his retirement brewing beer at home, Dr Cowbourne says it's an unfortunate end to his career.

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