Oakman Inns & Restaurants has hired Alex Ford, currently business development manager at Greene King, to join Oakman Inns as operations director.
Ford will take up his new role in May to help run the business, which currently has eight sites, including three in Hertfordshire (The Akeman, Tring; the Red Lion, Water End and the Kings Arms, Berkhamsted); three in Oxfordshire (The Old Post Office, Wallingford, The Blue Boar, Witney and The Crown & Thistle, Abingdon; two in Buckinghamshire (The Beech House, Beaconsfield and The Cook & Fillet, near Aylesbury).
Commenting on Ford's appointment, chief executive Peter Borg-Neal said: "I am delighted to be able to announce that Alex Ford, currently Business Development Manager at Greene King, will be joining Oakman Inns as Operations Director in May.
"Alex is a hugely talented young executive who has impressed at both Mitchells & Butlers and Greene King. The fact that he is leaving such a major post to join us for the next part of his career is testament to the esteem with which Oakman Inns is held across our industry and the very exciting future we are building towards. Alex shares my vision of building a ‘best in class' business that can deliver a tremendous outcome for investors, employees, suppliers and customers alike.
"Following on from the arrival of Joseph Evans as finance director last month, this appointment marks the completion of a very powerful executive team and we are now ready to accelerate our expansion."