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Giles Thorley may quit Punch

08 September 2006
Giles Thorley may quit Punch

Punch Taverns chief executive Giles Thorley has said he may quit the pub giant within 18 months.

Thorley, who took over the 9,500-strong leased and managed group in January 2003, said he didn't build his career on having to do a set number of deals in a set number of years.

Asked by the Publican how long he planned to stay at the helm of Punch, he said: "Not forever, 12 to 18 months maybe."

Thorley, a qualified barrister, first joined the group as executive chairman in December 2001.

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By Tom Bill

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