After 40 years in the industry, Alan McNair, Vue International’s Deputy CEO, retired on June 14th 2019.
Alan’s retirement is two years later than he had originally planned, delaying retiring to support the significant growth of the company in the last couple of years.
Tim Richards, Vue’s Founder and CEO commented:
‘I first met Alan at UCI Cinemas where we worked together from 1990-1994 opening new markets and developing cinemas for Paramount and Universal worldwide. Alan was a key executive at UCI and was instrumental in seeing it grow from its early days as a purely UK based company into one that, by the time he left in 1999, had cinema operations across 5 European countries as well as in Japan and Brazil. At the time, along with Warner Bros. Cinemas, they were one of the first truly global cinema companies.
When I left Warner Bros. In 1998 to start Vue, I wanted to hire the very best executives to create a genuine world class team – the very first name on that list was Alan’s.
Alan has been one of the architects behind Vue’s massive international growth story, from our first site in Livingston in 2000 to the 287 state-of-the-art cinemas that we operate in 10 markets today. All of his many great achievements are part of Vue’s backbone and will remain that way as we continue to grow and develop.
I am personally not just saying goodbye to a much valued colleague and partner but also to someone I consider a true friend. I know that the team will miss him as much as I will, but I’m also thankful for the years we have worked together building such an amazing multi-billion pound company.’