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Simon Burke becomes new Mitchells & Butlers chairman

15 February 2011 by
Simon Burke becomes new Mitchells & Butlers chairman

Mitchells & Butlers has made Simon Burke its new non-executive chairman, as John Lovering leaves the business.

Burke joined the board in January 2010 as non-executive deputy chairman. He is also chairman of HobbyCraft and a non-executive director of the BBC Executive Board.

Commenting on his appointment, Simon Burke said: "I would like to pay tribute to John for the significant advances he has overseen at Mitchells & Butlers in the past year. We thank him and wish him well for the future. I am delighted to take on this role and I plan to continue the progress in pursuing our strategy."

John Lovering said: "Simon has the experience and energy to take the company forward and I am delighted he has accepted this appointment. I hand over confident that Mitchells & Butlers' strategy will be successfully implemented and wish the company and its management team a bright future."

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