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."
By Neil Gerrard
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