Pub group Barracuda has appointed Rob Pitcher (pictured) as its new operations and HR director.
Pitcher has most recently worked at Town and City Pub Company where he was a member of the senior team prior to its merger with Stonegate last year. He has also held senior marketing, operational and strategic roles within Scottish and Newcastle Retail and Spirit Group.
His appointment follows the announcement of the departure of Richard Stringer, the operations director at Barracuda.
Roger Moxham, chief executive of Barracuda, said: "We are delighted to welcome Rob to the business. His appointment further strengthens our executive team and his contribution towards the next phase of development for Barracuda as we drive up our performance will be crucial.
"His knowledge and passion for the industry, combined with the importance that he places on motivating and recruiting the best people in the business will help us deliver a customer-driven culture for our pubs and bars."
Pitcher said: "It's an exciting time to join Barracuda as we move towards a new phase for the company. It's a great business with fantastic people running well located, prominent sites in key towns and cities across the UK. I'm delighted to join the new executive group and look forward to leading the HR and operations teams in executing a new growth strategy for Barracuda."
The Barracuda executive team are: Roger Moxham, chief executive; Rob Pitcher, operations and HR director; Chris Keen, finance director; and Sarah Weir, commercial director.
By Neil Gerrard
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